• 3 Apr 2012

    James Durie, Bristol Chamber of Commerce director tells Channel 4 News that despite job losses, the city’s private sector in a range of industries, will generate future jobs.

  • 14 Mar 2012

    Nick Clegg claimed today: “The unemployment of women went up by 24 per cent under Labour”. Was he right? FactCheck investigates.

  • 13 Mar 2012

    Good news for Merseyside jobs – and for Michael Heseltine’s legacy

    Lord Heseltine received the freedom of the City of Liverpool, on the day that the creation of thousands of jobs was announced. But all the main political parties seem to be fighting over the Heseltine inheritance of industrial activism.

  • 16 Nov 2011

    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.

  • 14 Nov 2011

    The grim news that a “slow, painful contraction” is expected in the jobs market was met with defiance by the DWP. “We always said that the road to recovery would be tough – there is a long way to go until before we deal with all the economic challenges ahead particularly given the crisis in the Eurozone,” a spokesman said. The problem is, said the Department, the message isn’t getting through that despite the gloom, there are jobs out there. In fact, there are 10,000 new jobs advertised every day at the Jobcentre, they insisted.

  • 27 Jul 2011

    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.

  • 14 Jul 2011

    Jobs crisis for the ‘disappearing middle’

    Our Political Editor reports on how the “squeezed middle” is becoming the “disappearing middle”, with increasing numbers of previously middle class office workers being forced to take up cleaning and caring roles.

  • 18 Oct 2010

    FactCheck analyses a letter to the Daily Telegraph, signed by 35 senior businessmen, that says “the private sector should be more than capable of generating additional jobs to replace those lost in the public sector”.

  • 28 May 2010

    David Cameron says over half of all jobs created in the last ten years associated in some way with public spending. Is it right?

  • 18 Apr 2010

    Labour’s Ed Balls says the Conservatives would make thousands of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff redundant, but is he right? FactCheck finds out.