CPS Senior Researcher Karl Williams was quoted by the Express online, responding to concerns that older workers have “vanished” from the workforce.
New jobs figures from the ONS have revealed that in the three months to July 2022 there were 386,096 more “economically inactive” adults aged 50 to 64 than pre-pandemic.
Responding to the suggestion immigration could help plug the gap, Karl Williams is quoted as saying “it would be far better to encourage [older workers] back into employment and to focus on ways to enable workers to produce more of the goods and services we want with less effort.”
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Date Added: Saturday 15th October 2022