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Young people and the jobs recovery

18 Feb 2015, by in Labour market

I have a post at Left Foot Forward, looking at today’s employment statistics. While the employment recovery is going well, young people seem to be the last to benefit from it, with the number of unemployed under-25s actually having gone up a little. The other weak point is pay – earnings are finally going up…

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Saving Our Safety Net Fact of the Week: 85% of tax and benefit ‘savings’ have been at the expense of women

06 Feb 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Yesterday the Independent Inquiry Into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance published Where’s the Benefit. Chaired by Amanda Ariss of the Equality and Diversity Forum and co-ordinated by the Fawcett Society, the Inquiry reported important findings about how JSA indirectly discriminates against women. But I want to start with the report’s findings about the wider context, which…

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Today’s employment figures (Jan 2015)

21 Jan 2015, by in Labour market

I have a post up at Left Foot Forward, looking at today’s labour market statistics. What seems to be happening is that the quality of employment is improving, but the increases in employment and falls in unemployment are slowing down. The prospects for earnings are still quite poor: at the current rate of progress pay…

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