By Keith W Munday
Every responsible government wants to see full employment
for its work-force. This virtually means that not more than 3% are unemployed.
Few countries have ever attained this.
Britain has gone through times of mass unemployment, but
things have gradually improved, and it seems that Germany is now having its
problems along this line.
Even when unemployment is not on a national scale,
individual companies can go to the wall because of the fluctuations of the
market. Hundreds of employees can find themselves out of a job, and as
individuals with families to support, it can be a traumatic experience. It may
only be temporary, but they may not always be able to find a particular job to
match their expertise or skills. It may also carry less remuneration, and they
may have to travel to find it. All these things are a part of the unemployeds'
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