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Number of workers on the breadline at a 36-year low.

Byline: MIKEY SMITH

THE number of workers in low-paid jobs has dropped to its lowest level since 1982, a report has found.

But they face a "triple threat" of challenges, including being stuck in dead-end roles.

The share of workers on less than two-thirds of the median hourly wage fell to 18% in the year to April 2017.

It is the first time in 15 years that the total number of low-paid workers has fallen below five million, The Resolution Foundation's annual Low Pay Britain report found.

Low car fir gen Low-paid workers are battling a lack of career progression, a small number of firms dominating sectors and the gender pay gap.

Conor D'Arcy, of The Resolution Foundation, said: "Now is not the time for complacency. A higher minimum wage cannot solve all our low-pay challenges."

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Date:May 18, 2018
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