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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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VIDEO: Employment trends June 2013

19 Jun 2013, by in Labour market

The latest labour market data released does initially give us some instant positive headlines. However once you start looking behind these headlines and at the labour market from a longer term perspective the picture is not quite as great as the headlines may suggest. We are still heading towards an economy in which recovery is sluggish…

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