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Equal Opportunities

Underemployment (hours)

There are different ways to consider underemployment, or whether people in work have the level of employment that they want. Nearly four per cent of all London residents in employment reported being in a part-time job because they could not find full-time work, just a little higher than the UK-wide figure. Both in London and nationally, this proportion rose through the recession and though it has dropped back since 2013, it is still above pre-recession levels.