"One in Ten" is a single by UB40 released in 1981 on their second album Present Arms. It reached No. 7 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song title refers to the number 9.6, being the percentage of the local workforce claiming unemployment benefit in the West Midlands in the summer of 1981 when the song was released.
808 State versionEdit
In 1992, English electronic act 808 State remixed and released "One in Ten" as a single, credited as 808 State vs. UB40. This version reached #17 on the UK chart.