Unemployment is a serious problem in the United Kingdom. Because of the global financial crisis of 2008, it has been extremely hard for people to find jobs. When people do no have jobs, they turn to other sources to make money, like crime or other illegal activities. The UK has a large problem with these things.
In my opinion and in the BBC headlines unemployment a very serious problem in the UK. Especially with the youth and those nearing their mid 50's. Unemployment is becoming an even greater problem as the period of time that people are out of work lengthens and their professional level skills deteriorate.