Interwar Unemployment and Poverty in The United Kingdom

Interwar unemployment and poverty in the United Kingdom describes a period of poverty in the United Kingdom between the end of World War I in 1918 and the start of World War II in 1939. Unemployment was the dominant issue of British society during the interwar years Unemployment levels rarely dipped below 1 million and reached a peak of 3,000,000 in 1933, a figure which represented 20% of the working population. The Government deployed unemployment insurance schemes in 1920 to alleviate unemployment.

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