Debt, rather than earnings, is being used to cover living costs, writes Carl Packman.
Tag Archives: employment
If we measure inflation by the Retail Price Index – far more commonly used than CPI in pay bargaining – real pay is still falling, writes Richard Exell.
Unemployment decreased by 77,000 between September 2013 and November 2013 to 2.33 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.9 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.
A government consultation on zero-hours contracts has been flooded with 36,000 responses from people wanting to talk about problems and abuses.
The latest batch of Work Programme data were released today. New quarter; similar results: a programme doing acceptably for some, but for others not.
Despite today’s fall in unemployment, there are still causes for concern in the labour market.
Employer market power should be considered in the government’s consultation on zero-hours contracts, according to independent assessors working for the government.
Today’s labour market statistics were broadly positive but there are causes for concern beneath the headlines.