Over a third of the entire working population state that they do not earn enough to keep up with the basic cost of living.
This is according to the February 2018 report (PDF) from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on the state of the UK labour market.
The report finds:
- Amongst those aged 18 to 24 and 25 to 34, 39% and 44% respectively are struggling to make ends meet
- Those earning £20,000 to £39,999 are more likely to think the economy is working badly and even among incomes in excess of £40,000, less than a third think the economy is working well
- Over 50% of those employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing want more hours than their employer can currently offer.