Single parent employment at record high
New statistics published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 66.5 per cent of single parents are now in work.
Commenting on the statistic, Gingerbread Chief Executive, Fiona Weir, said: “It is great news that two-thirds of single parents are now in work.
“However, we know that many of the single parents behind these statistics are struggling to provide for their families with low paid, insecure work. More than a third of single parents in part-time work and a fifth of those working full-time are still in poverty. Strong progress has been made in moving more single parents in to work, the challenge remains for the government to make work pay.”
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