For the majority of people, fair pay, flexible working patterns and genuine work-life balance remain an illusion.
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.
How long have real wages been dropping?
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.
Was there any good news from the figures?
"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."
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?
At home and across the continent, governments are failing to address the causes of youth unemployment.
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.
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.
What kind of a social model is it that leaves half of young people out of work? George Eaton profiles Spain's employment woes.
Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.
How no job leads to no job.
Into work support from the work programme and job centre is not delivering for single parents, or for the tax payer.
What will happen to bankers pay? Very little. To their risk taking? Very little. To, basically, anything? You guessed it.
Double-dip or not, stagnation is here for sure.
It is clear that the coalition is bad for jobs.
The Chancellor's determination to persist with his strategy has more to do with politics than economics.
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.
Don't hate the small charity players, hate the large corporate game.
Is workfare actually supported by the young or just the young Conservatives?
A minor victory for campaigners against mandatory work
The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.
If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.
Where there's a popular view, there's always a backlash.
It could be an outbreak of entrepreneurism, tax avoidance, or maybe just plain old unemployment
…building our utopias.
Parliamentarians' wages aren't set by the free market, so it's no use appealing to it for a raise.
In the Telegraph, the Work and Pensions secretary attacks Labour's welfare record.