Today’s figures show an unexpected welcome fall in unemployment, youth unemployment, and a small rise in the claimant count – over the next few months C4 News will continue telling the story of jobs in Britain with a series of reports for the Channel 4 Jobs Report (#c4jobs).
FactCheck: Has youth unemployment really gone up 900 per cent?
“The idea is that Labour used to cook the books by giving tens of thousands of young people a temporary government-subsidised job through the Future Jobs Fund.”
FactCheck: Is regulation to blame for unemployment?
Venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft advises the government to cut red tape and make it easier to fire workers to save the economy. FactCheck doesn’t think it’ll do much good.
Unemployment falls as growth forecast is cut
Unemployment falls by 45,000 to 2.63 million as a result of a rise in part-time workers. But the Bank of England cuts its growth forecast as the governor warns the eurozone is “tearing itself apart”.
FactCheck: IPPR skewers Grayling’s stay-at-home mums theory
“The IPPR actually thinks the figures show the reverse of what Mr Grayling wants them to show.”
Languages ‘should be compulsory to AS level’
School students should be made to study a language up to AS level to ensure the next generation of global business leaders, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Job creation alone ‘will not solve unemployment’
The UK creates over five million jobs every year, but only boosting demand for labour will get the unemployed into jobs, economist Jonathan Portes tells the Channel 4 Jobs Report.
Is a careers service the best way to get people into work?
As the government launches a new careers service, Channel 4 News looks at whether career guidance has ever been relevant to helping people into work, and what the new service offers.