FactCheck: Where are the real job opportunities?
Youth unemployment is now at a record high, and the total number of jobless across the country has risen to 2.62m. Still, the employment minister Chris Grayling appeared to have found reasons for optimism today. He remarked that there were 90,000 vacancies at job centres every week. Sounds good? Time for the FactCheck team to investigate just what’s on offer.
FactCheck: Job market turns ugly for the fairer sex
David Cameron argued today that there are 50,000 more women in work than the time of the election, but Mr Miliband maintains that things haven’t been this bad since the Conservatives were last in government. Who’s right?
Private sector jobs hit by growing pains
A few alarm bells went off in the Channel 4 newsroom yesterday when the Chancellor flagged up jobs growth as the silver lining to some rather gloomy GDP figures. Is growth in the public sector worth shouting about? FactCheck investigates.
How much will employment increase?
David Cameron says employment will increase – but new figures out today show 600,000 public sector jobs face the chop. FactCheck investigates.