A report issued by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says that there are more working U.K. citizens below the poverty line than those that are unemployed due to low pay and part-time work trends.
"We have a labour market that lacks pay and protection, with jobs offering precious little security and paltry wages that are insufficient to make ends meet.
While a recovery may be gathering momentum in the statistics and official forecasts, for those at the bottom, improving pay and prospects remain a mirage."
By comparing Department for Work and Pensions figures, the charity's researchers said that working adults without children were most likely to be living in poverty, with the average income falling by eight percent in the last five years.
A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson said:
"Despite claims to the contrary, work absolutely remains the best route out poverty -- children in workless families are around three times more likely to be in poverty than those in working families."
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