Unemployment

The lesson from today’s PMQs? Unemployment makes Cameron uncomfortable

18 January 2012 16:06

What’s the point of Ed Miliband? Does the Opposition leader have any purpose in life other than to provide ritual…

Cameron endures his monthly unemployment grilling

18 January 2012 13:37

Downing Street is painfully aware that one PMQs in four is going to be about unemployment. Today, with the monthly…

Cutting immigration won’t help youth unemployment

9 January 2012 17:18

Reading the papers today, you could be forgiven for thinking that MigrationWatch’s new report was a smoking gun against immigration.…

The Autumn Statement: What you need to know

29 November 2011 13:58

We’ve been posting some of these charts on Twitter, but here they are, collected, for CoffeeHousers. You can expect more…

A Clegg-up for young workers?

25 November 2011 16:12

There was a time when Nick Clegg was the most agile and persistent defender of the coalition’s deficit reduction programme.…

200,000 extra working pensioners

18 November 2011 18:08

Despite – or perhaps because of – the recession, pensioner employment has increased dramtically over the past few years. In…

Miliband’s ‘responsible capitalism’ requires deregulation

17 November 2011 16:54

Despite yesterday’s gloomy unemployment figures there is, it turns out, good news for the government buried in current labour patterns:…

Labour aren’t capitalising on the government’s woes

27 October 2011 12:57

Ipsos MORI’s latest monthly political monitor is just out, and it doesn’t bring much good news for either the government…

Time to scrap the minimum wage?

12 October 2011 14:48

Today’s youth unemployment figures are simply appalling. It’s now 21 per cent amongst the under-25s, above the peak of 18…

The Winter Fuel Allowance is indefensible

6 October 2011 18:24

Freed from the shackles of elected office, Steve Norris remains an electrifying speaker. He is also refreshingly honest. So, when…

A brutal no score draw at PMQs

14 September 2011 13:28

Cameron and Miliband went six rounds on the economy at PMQs. Miliband tried to portray Cameron as just another Tory…

Clegg sounds a dire warning on the economy

14 September 2011 11:41

Nick Clegg gave a speech on the economy earlier this morning. As Tim Montgomerie notes, Clegg came close to admitting…

Right to reply: The impact of immigration on the labour market

1 September 2011 17:20

Yesterday, we introduced our new “Right to reply” series, where outside writers take on some of the ideas and arguments raised…

Right to reply: Why do so many "new jobs" go to foreigners?

31 August 2011 9:26

On Monday, we published a post on George Osborne’s “jobless recovery” — the point being that 90 per cent of…

Exclusive: Osborne’s jobless recovery

29 August 2011 16:11

George Osborne was right to boast in the Commons that Britain has the “second highest rate of net job creation in…

British jobs for whom?

28 August 2011 20:30

“More than 400,000 people have been out of work for more than two years, according to analysis of the latest…

Creating British Jobs for Non-British Workers?

18 August 2011 15:40

Will Straw takes issues with Fraser’s post on the matter of just how many “new” jobs have been filled by…

IDS and the renewal of society

15 August 2011 17:15

Iain Duncan Smith has made two notable media appearances today and his comments will reveal how the government’s plan to fight gangs…

Cameron and Miliband’s differences

15 August 2011 15:13

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both gave speeches on the riots this morning and the political dividing lines between the…

From the archives – the nihilism of the young

12 August 2011 17:46

Theodore Dalrymple has an article in this week’s issue of magazine (non-subscribers can buy the Spectator from just £1 an…