From the TUC

P.S. Price of carbon also hit by recession

Philip Pearson

13 Nov 2008, by in Environment

It’s not hit the headlines yet, but the recession is also driving down the market price of carbon. It’s fallen by 25% in the past month to 18 euros a tonne of CO2, drifting down towards values that cannot hope to drive the introduction of alternative low carbon industrial technologies. Nor tackle the projected rise…

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Concerning trends for younger and older workers

Nicola Smith

12 Nov 2008, by in Economics, Society & Welfare

Our initial analysis of this morning’s unemployment figures shows that a number of distrurbing trends are starting to emerge. Of particular concern is the increase in unemployment among young people, a 10 per cent quarterly increase compared to an 8.3 per cent increase among all economically active adults. Longer term unemployment is also increasing among the under…

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Unemployment figures tomorrow

Adam Lent

11 Nov 2008, by in Economic Reports, Economics

The latest unemployment figures will be published at 9.30am tomorrow (Wednesday).  Unfortunately they will almost certainly make for grim reading.  Richard and Nicola will aim to produce an immediate take on the figures by midday.  This will be posted on the blog under one or other of their names.  Following that, the first of the TUC’s monthly Recession Reports…

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