This morning the Devil has come clean to the House of Hell representatives as to the latest shock rise in the unemployment of idle hands; a key directive of his post.
"Since the economic turndown there is just not enough to go round" claimed the Devil. "Once I had found gainful employment for the entire ConDem regime, Rupert Murdoch, Hosni Mubarak and Andy Coulson the market was just flooded with talent".
Satan, the Devils economics adviser, commented that he hoped "the dark market forces" would ensure that future supply would meet demand. As an interim measure the House of Hell Representatives voted to agree to a recently offered massive US Aid loan to "tide them over".
A US government spokesman commented "We currently have an unexpected excess of Aid cash and are happy to spread our Democratic love to new regimes which share our founding principles".