From the TUC

June employment figures – behind the headlines

15 Jun 2011, by in Economics, Labour market

I have a new post at Left Foot Forward, looking at today’s employment figures. The headlines are very good – employment is up and unemployment is down – but there are still some underlying weak points. The number of job vacancies came down again, so the ratio of unemployed people to vacancies went up; the TUC continues to worry that too many new jobs are part-time or temporary and it is still true that women are gaining less from the employment recovery than men. But the biggest worry of all is that public sector jobs are being lost faster and in larger numbers than we expected: 143,000 in the last twelve months – before the main cuts start to take effect.

More on this at Left Foot Forward