Employer market power should be considered in the government’s consultation on zero-hours contracts, according to independent assessors working for the government.
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Today’s labour market statistics were broadly positive but there are causes for concern beneath the headlines.
Unemployment decreased by 125,000 between October 2013 and December 2013 to 2.32 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.2 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.
Just under a fifth of the coalition’s ‘million new jobs’ are the result of the reclasification of further education and sixth form college teachers as private sector employees.
The latest labour market statistics show some encouraging signs, but the headline figures disguise serious weakness.
The two graphs show the rise in the number of people on zero hour contracts in the past eight years.
With today’s GDP figures confirming this is the longest depression in modern UK history, IPPR’s Spencer Thompson asks why the economy is still creating jobs.
Any government would be pleased with today’s labour market figures, but it is possible to claim too much for them, writes Richard Exell.
Richard Exell looks at what the labour market has in store for 2013.
Richard Exell analyses the latest labour market statistics.