This article, from BBC News, is a juxtaposition of two things. On the one hand, it talks about an improved labor sector--more people are going back to work. On the other, it shows a fellow busking.
Since when does being a busker equal being unemployed? Is the fellow busking supposed to go back to a proper job when it comes available? And how is busking not a decent way to make a living.
In the right urban areas, busking is profitable, albeit a bit unreliable for future career concerns unless you want to, you know, make a living as an artist. The elitism these days, it burns.