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Job security woes 'bubble to the surface'

28 Aug 2008

Job security woes 'bubble to the surface' More than three million workers are worried they will not be in their current job in a year's time, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the Trades Union Congress.

The figure amounts to 13 per cent of the British workforce.

Workers in Wales are most concerned about the future security afforded them by their current job, with one in five workers in the country saying they are either not very confident or not at all confident they will still have a job in a year's time.

Scots followed the Welsh closely with 17 per cent of workers concerned about losing their job.

The most confident workers, in terms of job security, were those on the east coast of England, with just seven per cent feeling they could lose their job in the coming year.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "These poll findings show just how many people are getting worried about losing their job in the current economic slowdown."

"Of course this does not mean that unemployment will rise by anything like three million," he added.

According to research carried out by targetjobs.co.uk, earlier this year two-thirds of students said they were confident they will find a job after graduating from university.

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