Employment

What has happened to the deluge of Romanians?

22 July 2013 11:06

Snoring in the sunshine down Park Lane, in London, last week was the latest gift to Britain from the Great…

Economy continues greying as unemployment falls

17 July 2013 21:30

As ever there’s good and bad news in today’s jobs numbers. Unemployment fell by 57,000, but the number of people…

Unemployment rises… or does it?

15 May 2013 15:29

Today’s job statistics are, as usual, mixed — and even a touch confusing. Last month, the headline was that the…

Has the jobs recovery stalled?

17 April 2013 16:39

The number of people in work in December to February was 29.698 million — lower than last month’s 29.732 million…

The workers united will never be defeated…

4 April 2013 15:16

There’s a BBC website where you can find out what class you are, according to new criteria drawn up by…

The Creative Employment Programme: a genuine ‘what works’ policy

14 March 2013 15:52

Around the country, a roadshow is taking place that could transform the way young people are employed in this country.…

Another weird sacking

3 March 2013 10:42

Another teacher has been sacked for what looks like a wholly fatuous and unjust reason; these stories come in at…

Fag break Britain: four answers to Britain’s productivity puzzle

1 March 2013 11:52

Jobs are being created in Britain, but the economy isn’t growing. In the last year, the number of people in…

Good news on employment, but don’t expect it to keep coming

20 February 2013 14:03

Today’s jobs figures are pretty unambiguously good news. The number of people in work rose by 154,000 in the last…

Worst recovery in history: British GDP shrinks by 0.3 per cent

25 January 2013 9:34

Now we know why David Cameron delivered his Europe speech on Wednesday. It’s time for bad headlines again: the GDP…

Honda job losses should be put in perspective

11 January 2013 18:36

News of 800 job losses at Honda’s Swindon factory are making the headlines — factory closures always do. They can…

The Dalkey Archive Press responds

21 December 2012 12:43

Following my last post about the Dalkey Archive Press advert for unpaid interns I received an email from publisher John…

Private sector growth pushes employment to new record high

12 December 2012 13:07

The number of people in work in the UK hit 29.6 million in August-October – the most ever — according…

The Autumn Statement in 7 graphs

6 December 2012 18:18

1. Growth evaporating. The Office for Budget Responsibility once again downgraded its growth forecasts for 2012-13 and, for the first…

How to improve the Work Programme

28 November 2012 16:49

Everyone who has been involved in the Work Programme has been warning ministers for some time that there were serious…

Figures for the first 12 months of the Work Programme have been disappointing. Picture: Carla Millar

Work programme figures disappoint

27 November 2012 16:40

Today’s headline figures on the Work Programme are not good news for the government: in its first 12 months, only…

Justin Welby’s social conscience

25 November 2012 14:32

One of the things we know about the next Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is that he doesn’t like bankers.…

Employment has recovered from the recession, but wages haven’t

14 November 2012 15:00

Today’s employment figures don’t contain much new to shout about. The number of people in work — although it rose…

Today's good employment figures are partly down to the Olympic games. Picture: Getty

The Olympic effect on jobs

17 October 2012 17:55

It seems today’s good jobs figures — employment at a record high and the unemployment rate back below 8 per cent…

Jobs figures show a move in the right direction

17 October 2012 11:22

Recently, we’ve been used to the economic figures being either bad news or mixed news. So today’s employment stats come as…