From the TUC

The stagnating labour market

17 Aug 2011, by in Labour market

I have a post at Left Foot Forward, looking at the evidence that, after a positive start to the year, the labour market is now stagnating. If you look at hours worked, year-on-year changes in unemployment, the claimant count, flows on to Jobseeker’s Allowance, involuntary part-time and temporary work or the number of vacancies, they all point to stagnation at best. Given all this, it’s a shame that the number of people getting help from employment and training programmes has been falling since the election.