Tag Archives: Labour Market

Hopeful signs in the labour market, but things remain a long way from normal

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Today’s labour market statistics were broadly positive but there are causes for concern beneath the headlines.

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Unless we see a pick-up in productivity, the UK risks slower growth

Unless we see a pick-up in productivity growth soon then the UK risks much slower growth, and lower living standards, in the future.

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Labour market still marked by serious weakness

The latest labour market statistics show some encouraging signs, but the headline figures disguise serious weakness.

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Wages and productivity falling despite positive unemployment figures

While the latest drop in the unemployment figures should be welcomed, real wages have now been falling in every month for the past three years.

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Unemployment down 14,000 to 2.50 million

Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.50 million, and the unemployment rate is down to 7.8%, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Unemployment down 37,000 to 2.49 million

Unemployment fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million, and the unemployment rate is down to 7.7%, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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The labour market in 2013 – what’s in store?

Richard Exell looks at what the labour market has in store for 2013.

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Unemployment down 82,000 to 2.51 million

Unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October to 2.51 million, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Jobs stats no cause for celebration – things could, and should, be an awful lot better

Today’s labour market stats are no cause for celebration – things could be, and should be, an awful lot better.

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Labour market stats: Underneath the good news…

Richard Exell delves behind the headline unemployment figures and takes a deeper look at the latest September 2012 labour market statistics.

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