Letter: Worry about jobs

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Job insecurity is not "mostly in the mind", despite the fact that the average length of stay in any one job has changed little over the past decade ("Jobs are more secure than people think", 22 June).

Firstly, a greater proportion of those leaving jobs now compared with a decade ago do so through redundancy rather than of their own volition. Secondly, the proportion of the labour force classified as employees continues to decline, and the self-employed and those on temporary contracts who have taken their place are likely to experience much greater job insecurity than those employed directly by an employer.

NIGEL WILKINS

London SW7

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