Labour Research (August 2016)

Equality news

Social attitudes survey

The 33rd annual British Social Attitudes report has found that while more people have good quality jobs, job security remains elusive for some.

The report, published by NatCen Social Research in June, asks around 3,000 people what it’s like to live in Britain and what they think about how Britain is run.

Questions on work found that almost three-quarters (71%) of workers have a “good” job, compared with 62% in 2005 and 57% in 1989. To count as “good”, a job needs to have at least four positive attributes, including being interesting, helping others and/or society and offering chances for advancement.

While 92% of people think that job security is either important, or very important, only around two-thirds of workers (65%) agree they actually have this in their job.

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