Rise in second jobs makes UK a nation of grafters
PeoplePerHour in the Financial Times today on the rise of second jobs.
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Rise in second jobs makes UK a nation of grafters – FT
Case study_ Factory worker makes jewellery in spare time – FT
The UK is becoming a nation of grafters. With living standards at their lowest in a decade and real-term wages falling 8 per cent since the financial crisis, more people are cramming extra work into evenings, weekends and even their lunch hours to supplement their main incomes.
Officially, the average number of hours Britons work each week has increased from 31.4 to 32.2 since 2011 after years of decline. There are now about 1.2m with two jobs, up from about 1.05m in 2007. The number of workers combining their main job with a second self-employed role has increased 40 per cent since 2006 to 450,000.