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article 17 September 2014 UK
Unemployment falls by 146,000 to 2.02 million - with the latest official figures showing the largest annual drop in a quarter of a century (Getty)
Unemployment falls but pay growth stutters

Unemployment falls by 146,000 to 2.02 million - with the latest official figures showing the largest annual drop in a quarter of a century.

post 11 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Why welfare is a vote winner for Scottish independence

Some of the biggest and boldest promises being made by the Scottish yes campaign are on welfare - but can Scotland afford to be fairer for those on benefits?

article 13 August 2014 UK
As joblessness continues to fall, self-employment has reached record levels. But there is concern about the types of jobs being created.
Youth unemployment: is working for yourself the answer?

As joblessness continues to fall, self-employment has reached record levels. But there is concern about the types of jobs being created.

article 07 August 2014 UK
The risk of fraudulent, misleading and confusing ads appearing on the government's Universal Jobmatch website is higher than private equivalents, according to the National Audit Office.
Government website plagued with bogus and duplicated job ads

The risk of fraudulent, misleading and confusing ads appearing on the government's Universal Jobmatch website is higher than private equivalents, according to the National Audit Office.

article 16 July 2014 UK
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Employment up - but so are prices, as wage growth slows

UK employment is on the rise - but so are prices. And the growth of wages is continuing to slow. Are we in the middle of a massive #payfail? Here's the three things you need to know.

post 26 June 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog What do Richard Gere and Iain Duncan Smith have in common?

Writing about Universal Credit is a bit like writing about a celebrity marriage. You know it's in trouble , you just don't know how much or exactly why.

article 19 June 2014 UK
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Ed Miliband sets out plans to cut benefits for young jobless

Unemployed youngsters should be stripped of out-of-work benefits unless they agree to training in vital skills, Labour leader Ed Miliband says.

post 11 June 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Economic recovery fuelled by cheap labour

Strong jobs growth continues as UK unemployment rate falls - but wage data show prices continue to rise much faster than pay packets.

article 11 June 2014 Business
Unemployment continues to fall, but pay growth drops significantly - despite government hopes that the so-called
'Cost of living crisis' returns to haunt government

Unemployment continues to fall, but pay growth drops significantly - despite government hopes that the so-called "cost of living crisis" is coming to an end.