Under–employment to be investigated

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A HOLYROOD committee has launched an inquiry into why people end up doing jobs for which they are over-qualified.

Under-employment has increased since the recession, although the Economy Committee said the issue is not well understood.

Convener Murdo Fraser said: “Recent unemployment statistics show a drop in those that are unemployed, but evidence suggests that these figures mask a more complicated picture, with under-employment on an upwards trend.

“Little is known about the impact of this trend on our economy and on those that 
are under-employed.”