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Debt is still the problem in this cost of living crisis

Kerry Catonaj

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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Cost of living crisis over? Three things the Tory press won’t tell you this week

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Recovery. What recovery? asks James Bloodworth.

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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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The full employment strategy must go beyond tax cuts and squeezing those on benefits

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To maximise people’s chances of finding work we need to tackle the structural problems they face.

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Jobs, opportunity and fairness – Derbyshire is showing the way on pay

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Derby City Council is showing policymakers how to respond to the long-term unemployment crisis.

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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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Unemployment down 63,000 to 2.33 million

Unemployment decreased by 63,000 between November 2013 and January 2014 to 2.33 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.2 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Young people have been failed by the coalition; and Labour recognises that

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Should it win the General Election next year, Labour will guarantee starter jobs for anyone between 18 and 24 who have been out of work for a year.

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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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