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Unemployment balloons again – 2,000 architects now on the dole


Clearly the whole unemployment count is massively flattered. It seems clear that one of the main reasons for Blair's arbitrary "50% in higher education" (regardless if they want to or industry needs it) was to ensure that another million of so young people remained off the unemployment figures. As the above two commentators have already said, the majority of unemployed architects will find themselves technically unable to claim by virtue of having been prudent and put money aside in savings. The true figure is, as in the case of real UK unemployment, likely to be between 30-50% higher than the statistic. Meanwhile, bankers buoyed by public money are already telling us the good times are ahead. I think not.

Posted date

30 August, 2009

Posted time

2:16 pm