The number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in their main job has risen by nearly 20% in the past year, according to latest official figures.

In an ONS report released last month, based on an analysis of the three months to June 2016, it said there are currently 903,000 people on the contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours, or 2.9% of all people in employment. It represents a jump of 17%, or 156,000 higher than the same period in 2015 when there were 747,000 such workers.

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