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Employment: Is employment up only because of zero hours contracts?

Employment: Is employment up only because of zero hours contracts?

By Abbas Panjwani, Joël Reland

Employment: Is employment up only because of zero hours contracts? Criticisms of zero hours contracts have been made repeatedly by Jeremy Corbyn and others in the Labour Party. But that leaves a sizeable minority for whom zero hours contracts are either as preferable as, or more preferable than, guaranteed-hours contracts. In order to address this argument, we’ll look at whether the total employment rate is up because of zero hours contracts. That is higher than the employment rate (including people on zero hours contracts) at any time before 2015.