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Saturday jobs dying

The number of working teenagers has almost halved in the last 20 years, a study suggests, sparking fears of the "death of the Saturday job". 
A Resolution Foundation report suggests a quarter of 16 and 17-year-olds were in work between 2017 and 2019 - falling from 48% in 1997-99.
Young people were instead prioritising studies over part-time work, it added.
The think tank says the number of people who have never worked increased by 52% over the last 20 years.
The report says 8.2% of people aged 16-64 - some 3.4 million people in total - had never had a paid job. That is a 52% increase since 1998 when 5.4% had never worked, the report added.
The figures come despite UK unemployment falling to its lowest level since 1975 in the three months to October 2019.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50985407
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