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The missing full time employee jobs

10 Dec 2014, by in Labour market

Hardly a week goes by when we do not hear Ministers boasting about record employment levels. Yes, employment levels may be rising to record levels; however, this is a result of the rising numbers in the working population. The employment rate at 73% has only recently returned to its pre- recession level, and the share of…

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Long-term youth unemployment still going up

03 Nov 2014, by in Labour market

The latest labour market data in October showed that youth unemployment fell by 88,000 over the last quarter to reach 733,000. While this has fallen, the challenge of youth unemployment should not be under estimated as three quarters of a million 16-24 year olds are still unemployed. This level was rising before the current downturn…

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More than two in five new jobs created since mid-2010 have been self-employed

14 Apr 2014, by in Labour market

Our latest analysis on self-employment shows that since mid-2010 the rise in self-employment has accounted for 44 percent of the net rise in employment. With pensioners, part time workers and ‘odd jobbers’ being the fastest growing groups among Britain’s new self – employed workforce.   While the number of employees has only just reached pre-recession…

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Youth unemployment is still a problem

16 Oct 2013, by in Labour market

The labour market statistics released today contain some welcome news as unemployment fell by 18,000 , whilst employment rose by 155,000. While this is all very good news that unemployment is falling and more jobs are being created, there is still cause for concern as young people are being excluded from the recovery as youth…

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VIDEO: Employment trends July 2013

25 Jul 2013, by in Labour market

The latest labour market data follows the trends we have seen in recent months. Small improvements in overall employment and unemployment but youth unemployment and long-term unemployment remain high; and those in work continue to see the value of their wages fall.

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The UK’s low pay recovery

15 Jul 2013, by in Labour market

New TUC analysis shows that seventy-seven percent of net job creation since June 2010 has taken place in industries where the average wage is less than £7.95 an hour. Just over one in five net new employee jobs created since June 2010 have been in the highly paid computer programming, consultancy and related services industries,…

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