UK 'underemployment' is worse now than during the great financial crisis of 2008

Unemployment is at record lows. But "underemployment" — the phenomenon of people stuck in badly paid part-time jobs who cannot get full-time work — remains higher now than during the 2008 crisis. That is more evidence that the role of dole-cla


Lonely Millennials More Prone To Mental Illness And Unemployment, Study Suggests

Lonely millennials are more likely to experiencemental healthproblems than the general population, with the chances of experiencingdepression or anxiety, or attempting suicide, more than doubling, new research suggests. According to the study, p


Local unemployment rates reveal a surprising amount about what's going on in the economy — and they're hinting at a boom in manufacturing

UBS used estimates of how county-level unemployment has changed in the last years to illustrate broader trends in the economy. Unemployment trends in counties dependent on the oil industry provide an interesting view on the state of the energy market over

United States

US weekly jobless claims fell, indicating continued job growth after a slowdown in March

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, indicating continued job growth after a slowdown in March.


Unemployment rate in Wales falls but lags behind UK

The latest figures suggest there are 4,000 fewer jobless people than 12 months ago.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland 'effectively at full employment'

The latest official figures show NI's unemployment rate is 3.5%, a level close to a record low.

United Kingdom

Year-long wage squeeze nearing an end

Unemployment fell by 16,000 between December and February to 1.42 million.


UK wages rise faster than inflation for first time in a year

Wages were up 2.8 per cent in the three months to February on a year earlier, higher than the 2.7 per cent rate of consumer price inflation over that period


UK unemployment falls once again — and Brits are finally getting a pay rise

UK unemployment rate falls from 4.3% to 4.2%. Earnings grew by 2.8%, outstripping inflation for the first time in over a year. "The labour market continues to be strong," senior ONS statistician Matt Hughes said. LONDON – Unemployment in the UK fe


Pound hits highest level since Brexit vote ahead of UK pay data - business live

Sterling rallies on speculation that wages may have finally overtaken inflation Sterling has hit $1.436 this morningJobs data due at 9.30am should show pay overtaking inflation 7.51am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world econ


Why Unemployment Insurance Isn't Working

The unemployment insurance system was built when jobs were full-time and on staff. It needs to be revamped to match the 21st century working world.


The ‘will of the people’ can change. Ask Clement Attlee

A lesson for Brexit: the postwar Labour government was elected, re-elected and humiliated in the space of six years. Each time, the people ‘spoke’On 5 July 1945, the British people “spoke”. Churchill had been a great war leader, but memories of th

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