More than one in 10 UK workers fear the economic slowdown could mean they will lose their job over the next year, according to a poll from trade union organisation the TUC. The survey of almost 3,000 employees across Britain suggested those in Wales and Scotland felt most vulnerable while workers in east England were most optimistic about employment, followed by those in London.
Latest official unemployment statistics found that the number of people out of work rose by 60,000 in the three months to June. "These poll findings show just how many people are getting worried about losing their job in the current economic slowdown," said TUC general secretary Brendan Barber (pic). "Of course this does not mean that unemployment will rise by anything like three million, but it does show just how jittery people have become about the economy and their own job."