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Last Updated: Friday May 26 2006 07:57 GMT

Third of kids have part-time job

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Almost one third of children in the UK have a part-time job because they don't feel their pocket money is high enough to pay for the lifestyle they want.

Kids aged between seven and 16 earn an average of 25.39 per week - which is 2% higher than in 2005.

Young people in London earn more than other kids in the UK, whereas kids in the West Midlands have seen a drop in their wages in the past year.

And boys tend to earn more than girls with an average 3.26 more per week.

The most popular part-time job for kids is still the trusted paper round, followed by shop work.

Younger children tend to earn their money by doing odd jobs, like washing cars for family members and older girls tend to make most of their money from babysitting.

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