The rise of zero hours contracts shown graphically

Zero Hours Contracts Graph

Zero hours contracts have been in the news a lot over the past few months, and the government have been claiming economic success with more people in employment. But is this telling the whole story?

I grabbed the data from the ONS website and knocked up a quick graph. In 2013 there was a big jump of over 300,000 additional people on zero hours contracts. So these people may be off the unemployment register, but they are not in decent, secure full-time employment. Hardly the job creation miracle that some are claiming.

As ever if you want to check my work you can download the spreadsheet here.

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