We live in gloomy times. UK unemployment rose by 39,000 in May 2009. 1.54 million people are claiming unemployment benefits. Posts for trainee solicitors are down by 95%. John Lewis has 250 people chasing each of its graduate jobsâ€¦. â€¦ up 87% in a year.
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1.54 million people are claiming unemployment benefits
…up 87% in a year
Microsoft closed applications for its graduate scheme after receiving 5,000 submissions
… for 25 vacancies
The unemployment rate for 18 – 24 year olds is currently16.6%
This is4 timesthe rate for older workers.
Secretary of Education
98% of 12 year-olds want
“to do well at school”
look forward to going to school.
(between Nigeria and Bangladesh)
(It’s nearly 1 in 2 in Iceland)
week’s worth of The Times…
handheld games machine
home computer, a mobile phone and a games console