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Unemployment rates for Muslims are more than double that of the general population

Muslim people are more likely than those from any other religious group in Britain to be out of work – and women are hit the hardest, a committee of MPs has warned.

Unemployment rates for Muslims are more than double those of the general population (12.8% compared to 5.4%). And 41% are “economically inactive” – without a job and not actively seeking one – compared to 21.8% of the general population, the Commons women and equalities committee found.

Almost two-thirds (65%) of economically inactive Muslims are women, according to the report, which was published on Thursday. In fact, Muslim women are 71% more likely than white Christian women to be unemployed, even when they have the same educational level and language skill.

This excerpt was taken from the original article published on Buzz Feed on the 11th of August 2016. Read it in full here

 

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