What Is ‘Unemployment’, and How Has It Changed with the Introduction of the Jobseekers Allowance and/or Schemes?

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What is ‘unemployment’, and how has it changed with the introduction of the Jobseekers Allowance and/or schemes?

One of the biggest problems of the workforce, economy and modern society is unemployment. It is true to say that it affects almost every aspect of the government, especially the overall performance of economy. For government it is essential task to overcome and tackle this problem using regulations and legislations. That is why the solution for this was an introduction of Jobseekers Allowance which was aimed to help people to find a work quickly. This essay will provide the neat and comprehensive definition of unemployment and discussion about implementation of Jobseekers Allowance in the UK and it’s result on unemployment. Let’s start with definition of unemployment first. Person is said to be unemployed if he/she is looking for work, but unable to find it. Similarly, the condition of being without a job, or the proportion of the population who are unemployed, is called unemployment (Oxford English Dictionary). This condition can be viewed in many different perspectives in the modern society, particularly with the way in which the government has put it throughout the recent years. Secondly, unemployment can be explained from the way of Capitalism. As we know, it is a social system, in which all property is privatised. Under capitalism the state is separated from economics. As this system require employment of labour, under capitalism it is essential to survive, avoid collapses and crisis in economy, therefore workers have to be employed in order to survive and have enough money to live. Capitalism also ensures that it has no commitment to look after the workers, as the workers signed the agreement and contract by their choice, although they have been “pushed into that agreement in the first place by capitalism but are not supported by capitalism as it does not recognise their need to work”.(Hawkins, Kevin. 1987,p.32) Thirdly, Marx defined workers...
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