Female professionals earn 35% less than male colleagues
By Lucy Fisher - 19 August 10:00

Women now face worse gender pay discrimination during the second half of their careers.

GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters.
Falling wages show why the Tories aren't benefiting from the return of growth
By George Eaton - 13 August 10:32

GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters. 

Graduate prospects are rising, but for some it's too late
Graduate prospects are improving, but some may already have left Britain for good
By Lucy Fisher - 02 June 17:04

The UK's graduate job market is getting better, but Britain may already have lost a selection of its most talented youth to foreign climes.

Waterloo Station, London.
New employment data suggests an approaching uplift for the UK economy
By Nick Beecroft - 22 April 18:15

The decline since November 2013 was the largest 3 month fall since 1992.

The underemployment crisis.
More jobs aren't enough - we need better jobs too
By Ed Sweeney - 11 March 11:30

For the majority of people, fair pay, flexible working patterns and genuine work-life balance remain an illusion.

Gender inequality is costing the global economy trillions of dollars a year
By Sophie McBain - 12 February 15:00

A UN report released today has found that progress made towards reducing poverty is at risk of being reversed because of widening inequality and a failure to strengthen women's rights.

Five questions answered on longest real wages drop for 50 years
By Heidi Vella - 31 January 13:42

How long have real wages been dropping?

Our economy would benefit from sending students to study abroad
By Luis Juste - 03 January 15:31

Britain reaps the benefits of welcoming overseas students to study in the UK - but internationalism works both ways. We should also be enabling UK students to study abroad.

New Statesman
Disabled and on the Work Programme: "Cold calling companies for 8 to 16 hours a week"
By Frances Ryan - 03 October 11:52

"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."

New Statesman
Meet the man who wants total unemployment for all human beings in the world
By Michael Brooks - 19 September 8:45

Hugh Loebner is offering researchers $100,000 to develop a computer that thinks like a human. But is that really the best use of artificial intelligence?

Unemployed young people in Greece.
Leader: Chronic joblessness has become the new normal across Europe
By New Statesman - 22 August 16:00

At home and across the continent, governments are failing to address the causes of youth unemployment.

A man climbs into his uncle's window.
Generation jobless: The worst youth unemployment crisis in European history should be blamed on its millionaires
By Danny Dorling - 22 August 11:00

At least 26 million unemployed people will be looking for work across Europe this summer, while in Britain, 2,400 bankers are earning over €1m a year - real pounds and euros that should be better spread out.

In Latvia, Riga has become a ghost town
By Agata Pyzik - 22 August 10:10

The third-poorest country in the EU, Latvia punitive welfare conditions and the exclusion of Russian-speakers from surrounding nations has lead to a depopulation of 30,000 a year.

An unemployed mother with her children.
Jobless in Europe: The wretches of Spain
By George Eaton - 22 August 9:50

What kind of a social model is it that leaves half of young people out of work? George Eaton profiles Spain's employment woes.

Bitcoin lovers are lying to themselves - cash has never been king
By Felix Martin - 16 May 14:15

Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.

Where next for back-to-work support?
By Caroline Davey - 12 March 10:34

Into work support from the work programme and job centre is not delivering for single parents, or for the tax payer.

Don't be too hard on Osborne: the bonus cap is horribly flawed
By Alex Hern - 01 March 10:58

What will happen to bankers pay? Very little. To their risk taking? Very little. To, basically, anything? You guessed it.

Whether or not you include oil, Osborne's economic record is atrocious
By Alex Hern - 28 February 16:57

Double-dip or not, stagnation is here for sure.

Decoding the unemployment figures exposes the truth behind the coalition’s spin
By David Blanchflower - 28 February 9:24

It is clear that the coalition is bad for jobs.

Leader: For Osborne the axeman, no failure is too great
By New Statesman - 28 February 6:52

The Chancellor's determination to persist with his strategy has more to do with politics than economics.

Good news on the jobs front, but why is the Youth Contract not working?
By Spencer Thompson - 20 February 13:57

A year on from its launch, the Youth Contract looks feeble in comparison to the problem it is trying to solve. It's time for a jobs guarantee.

Work Programme providers plead poverty
By Alex Hern - 19 February 12:45

Don't hate the small charity players, hate the large corporate game.

Million Jobs: The group with links to IDS's think tank which is defending workfare
By Alex Hern - 15 February 16:37

Is workfare actually supported by the young or just the young Conservatives?

Workfare ruled illegal, but only on narrow terms
By Alex Hern - 12 February 11:45

A minor victory for campaigners against mandatory work

The challenges facing Mark Carney at the Bank of England
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 15:38

The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.

The OBR needs to get it right on productivity
By Jim Taylor - 07 February 11:38

If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.

Robobacklash: do we even need to worry about automation in the workplace?
By Alex Hern - 07 February 11:00

Where there's a popular view, there's always a backlash.

New Statesman
What's behind the 367,000 new self-employed people?
By Neil Lee - 06 February 14:55

It could be an outbreak of entrepreneurism, tax avoidance, or maybe just plain old unemployment