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Debt is still the problem in this cost of living crisis

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Debt, rather than earnings, is being used to cover living costs, writes Carl Packman.

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If we measure inflation by the RPI, real pay is still falling

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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.

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Unemployment down 77,000 to 2.24 million

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.

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Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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The Yvette Cooper speech showed Labour is not going to compete with the Tories to show who is toughest on immigration

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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.

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Sharp rise in self-employment may be masking true extent of unemployment

Despite today’s fall in unemployment, there are still causes for concern in the labour market.

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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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The other British economy: low productivity and no manufacturing strategy

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There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.

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Fall in real wages longest for 50 years, says ONS

Workers have experienced the longest fall in real wages since at least 1964, new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show.

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UK GDP up 0.7 per cent

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).

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