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Economically inactive?

Eight million people 'economically inactive' - Telegraph
21.3 per cent of working-age adults are now "economically inactive", a category that includes students, the long-term sick, unpaid carers and those who retire early.

National Statistics Online
Public sector employment increased by 23,000 (seasonally adjusted) in the third quarter of 2009 to 6.093 million.

Should the second number be added to the first?

Comments

I would think the second group are more 'uneconomically inactive'.

I am very happy to report that after a lifetime to date of paying taxes, I have retired. I am getting a pension. I have joined the economically inactive. By the Lord Harry it feels deserved !

6 Million!

Blimey.

And that won't include all the consultants, quango bosses, and other hangers-on.

No wonder there are still so many people intending to vote NuLab.

Imagine what we could achieve if even half of those people were doing something useful!

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