Third of people would consider emigrating for new job
A new poll conducted by the Post Office has found that at least a third of young Britons would be happy to take a job overseas.
Some 33 per cent of 18-34 year-olds said that they’d consider working abroad as they feel it could offer more opportunities and a better standard of living.
Exploring new cultures also featured highly in the thoughts of those asked.
“The combination of financial constraints and a difficult job market is making a move overseas look more and more attractive for young people from the UK,” said Sarah Munro from the Post Office.
Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment in the UK rose by 114,000 to 2.57 million in the quarter leading up to August.
The worst hit area is the Ladywood district of Birmingham where 12.5 per cent of its population are not currently in work.
Unemployment for 18 -2 4 years olds stands at a national record of 991,000, a rate of 21.3 per cent.