Debt, rather than earnings, is being used to cover living costs, writes Carl Packman.
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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.
Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.
The Yvette Cooper speech showed Labour is not going to compete with the Tories to show who is toughest on immigration
Migration stories continue with Yvette Cooper providing more detail on Labour’s policy and a statistical correction from the Office for National Statistics, reports Jill Rutter.
Despite today’s fall in unemployment, there are still causes for concern in the labour market.
Today’s labour market statistics were broadly positive but there are causes for concern beneath the headlines.
There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.
Workers have experienced the longest fall in real wages since at least 1964, new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show.
UK GDP grew by 0.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest quarterly national accounts from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).