Quote of the day: Iain Duncan Smith condemns tax credits
By Helen Lewis - 31 December 14:29

In the Telegraph, the Work and Pensions secretary attacks Labour's welfare record.

The welfare debate is only just warming up
By Gavin Kelly - 20 December 11:12

Making out that cutting working-age welfare won’t hurt those in work is so divorced from reality that there was always going to be backlash. None of which is to say that Osborne’s gamble won’t pay off.

Ex-MPC member: Britain has an investment crisis, not a debt crisis
By Alex Hern - 14 December 11:16

Adam Posen hits out at governmental "misinterpretation" of the economy.

New Statesman
The Work Programme destroyed a job for every £4600 it spent
By Alex Hern - 27 November 11:47

Not a paragon of efficiency.

The failure of the Work Programme
By George Eaton - 27 November 10:19

Just 3.5 per cent of the 878,000 jobseekers referred to the programme have found work for six months or more.

Why don't wages fall?
By Alex Hern - 23 November 13:15

"Nominal wage rigidity" is one of the bigger gaps in theoretical economics.

Cover picture of The Economist's 17 November issue.
French fury at Economist cover story
By Alex Ward - 19 November 8:03

Officials defend the “time-bomb at the heart of Europe”.

Unemployment is still too high – so why don't people care?
By Declan Gaffney - 15 November 15:37

Unemployment of 7.8% ought to have people in the streets. Yet the only thing we hear is a collective sigh of indifference.

Five questions answered on… the fall in UK unemployment
By Heidi Vella - 14 November 15:10

Unemployment is at its lowest number for over a year. We answer five questions on the falling unemployment rates.

New Statesman
Business quote of the day: long-term unemployment
By Helen Roxburgh - 14 November 10:44

We still need to tackle long-term unemployment.                                  

Changes in number of people in the labour market between July to September 2007
Unemployment falls to 7.8 per cent
By Alex Hern - 14 November 9:44

Youth unemployment down by 0.8 per cent.

Greek Protester
Greece passes landmark austerity budget
By Alex Ward - 12 November 14:20

The country now waits on its creditors to save it from imminent bankruptcy.

New Statesman
171,000 new jobs provides mild boost to Obama
By Alex Hern - 02 November 12:46

Unemployment rate up 0.1%

A living wage campainger in 1972
Waging war on low pay
By Rachel Reeves - 01 November 5:37

A living wage can lift families out of poverty.

Capitol Hill
The "Fiscal Cliff" would drag America into certain recession
By Alex Ward - 31 October 17:52

Congress must overcome its partisan rifts.

Employee ownership organisation rejects "employee-owner" plans
By Alex Hern - 30 October 10:49

"There is no need to dilute the rights of workers in order to grow employee ownership."

New Statesman
Almost 5 million Brits paid less than living wage
By Alex Ward - 29 October 11:54

One in five workers earn too little to afford basic living standards.

David Cameron at the Conservative conference in Birmingham.
The Tories are still lying about "a million" new private sector jobs
By George Eaton - 26 October 16:34

The party still won't admit that Cameron is including 196,000 posts reclassified from the public sector.

Here’s why unemployment has fallen and why it will rise again soon
By David Blanchflower - 24 October 14:59

The month-by-month figures show that the labour market is weaker than commonly thought.

Angela Merkel
Dismal figures stoke fears of further eurozone downturn
By Alex Ward - 24 October 14:18

Slumping private sector output, rising debt, and general malaise foreshadow further decline.

Protesters from the Boycott Workfare campaign outside an M&S on Sunday.
The emperor's new stats release
By Alex Hern - 22 October 13:42

All is not as it seems in last week's employment figures.

Why the Tories shouldn't get excited about "good" economic news
By George Eaton - 19 October 13:56

The economy might appear to be improving but forecasters predict a "triple-dip recession" and rising unemployment.

Osborne's "employee-owner" plan is Beecroft through the back-door
By Alex Hern - 08 October 15:37

Remember "fire-at-will"? It's back! In co-op form!

The high cost of low pay
By Matthew Pennycook - 29 September 10:34

As the minimum wage rises below inflation yet again, Matthew Pennycook examines the cost of low pay.

How is wage inflation affected by recessions?
By Alex Hern - 27 September 13:42

Wages don't always fall in slumps, it seems.

Pegging benefits to wage inflation fails Macroeconomics 101
By Alex Hern - 24 September 9:15

It's all about countercyclical spending.

The backdrop to a speech about immigration
Time to reject false choices and fears about immigration
By Sam Bowman - 17 September 9:39

Basic freedom of movement across borders is fundamental to human dignity.

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