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All eyes on the UK pay figures but it’s the jobs figures that are truly remarkable
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data,
mostly covering the three months December 2013 to February 2014. All eyes today are
on the latest average weekly earnings figures which show that the UK’s prolong...
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data, mostly covering the three months December 2013 to February 2014. All eyes today are on the latest average weekly earnings figu...
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Combination of rising job vacancies and falling unemployment at last breathing life into pay
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data,
mostly covering the three months November 2013 to January 2014. The employment
figures continue to be strong, up by a net 105,000 in the latest quarter,
though a ...
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data, mostly covering the three months November 2013 to January 2014. The employment figures continue to be strong, up by a net 105,...
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Britain's increasingly stressed-out workforce
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has just released its latest figures for sickness
absence in the UK labour market, covering the period from 1993 up to and
including 2013    The good news is
that the overall incidence of sickness absence from work c...
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just released its latest figures for sickness absence in the UK labour market, covering the period from 1993 up to and including 2013    The good news is that the overall incid...
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Ups and downs in the jobs figures but the underlying trend in unemployment still firmly downward amid tentative signs of upward movement in pay
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data,
mostly covering the three months to December last year. Today’s jobless
figures proved to be one of those occasional statistical oddities that arise
because of th...
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data, mostly covering the three months to December last year. Today’s jobless figures proved to be one of those occasional statistic...
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Soaring UK employment and big fall in unemployment still barely registers in pay figures so no need for early interest rate rise
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data,
mostly covering the three months to November last year. In terms of the
pace of employment growth, these latest figures could hardly be better. Many
more people i...
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest set of UK labour market data, mostly covering the three months to November last year. In terms of the pace of employment growth, these latest figures could ...
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A full employment target is no longer enough
The political
economy of full employment has been my principal professional interest – some might
say obsession – for the past 30 years. For much of that time the concept has remained
dormant, having been placed in deep freeze in the late 1970s. But every n...
The political economy of full employment has been my principal professional interest – some might say obsession – for the past 30 years. For much of that time the concept has remained dormant, having been placed in deep freez...
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A ‘guaranteed day’s pay’ to ease the fundamental injustice of zero-hours contracts
There’s less than
a week left to respond to the coalition government’s consultation on zero-hours employment contracts (the closing date is next Thursday, 13 March). But you’ll
be wasting your time if you propose an outright ban on this controversial and in...
There’s less than a week left to respond to the coalition government’s consultation on zero-hours employment contracts (the closing date is next Thursday, 13 March). But you’ll be wasting your time if you propose an outright ...
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UK productivity gap with G7 economies even wider than first thought
The Office for
National Statistics this morning published its latest estimate of how labour
productivity in the UK compares with the other major industrialised economies
(the G7).       We know UK labour
productivity has been dire since the start of the rec...
The Office for National Statistics this morning published its latest estimate of how labour productivity in the UK compares with the other major industrialised economies (the G7).       We know UK labour productivity has b...
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Will 2014 be the year of the pay rise?
This morning I took part in
an event at The Resolution Foundation looking at the UK pay outlook for 2014
and beyond. My fellow panellists were David Smith, Economics Editor at the
Sunday Times, Nicola Smith, Head of Economics and Social Affairs at the TUC,
...
This morning I took part in an event at The Resolution Foundation looking at the UK pay outlook for 2014 and beyond. My fellow panellists were David Smith, Economics Editor at the Sunday Times, Nicola Smith, Head of Economics...
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Racial inequality a key factor in structural youth unemployment for some ethnic minorities
The Department of Work and
Pensions was uncharacteristically sotto voce yesterday when it released figures
on the labour market status of Britain’s ethnic minorities for the 20 year period
up to and including September 2013. Those looking for a brief summar...
The Department of Work and Pensions was uncharacteristically sotto voce yesterday when it released figures on the labour market status of Britain’s ethnic minorities for the 20 year period up to and including September 2013. ...
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+Paul Bivand Thanks Paul - think this shows up in the adjusted figures, though even then Pak/Bang stand out as higher. I'm never quite sure whether high ft ed participation of minorities is a positive choice to acquire human capital or an alternative to unemployment. If the former it doesn't seem to have much impact on relative performance of minorities later in life. as one might expect.

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  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    Chief Economic Adviser, 2000 - 2012
  • Employment Policy Institute
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