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.

Explaining rising income inequality
By Mariana Mazzucato and William Lazonick - 14 September 15:22

Corporate executives are receiving extravagant sums for not doing their jobs.

Yet more dubious promises from the Republican fantasist brigade
By David Blanchflower - 12 September 15:10

Romney and Ryan don’t have a credible economic plan.

Ed Miliband’s Labour Party is on the right track
Equality must be at the centre of a vision for a better society
By Steve Hart - 11 September 9:14

The challenge is to have sufficient imagination that we construct a sufficiently radical alternative.

She might be earning more now, but it won't last...
The baby pay gap is still alive and kicking
By Alex Hern - 06 September 17:51

Women aren't "the richer sex".

Rise of the machines to blame for the lacklustre US recovery
By Alex Hern - 05 September 13:21

Roombas may look cute, but not when they're taking your job.

What can Iceland teach us about a wealth tax?
By Margarida Madaleno - 29 August 15:59

The country instituted an emergency tax for three years to sort out its problems. Should we?

Where did all the productivity go?
By Margarida Madaleno - 24 August 14:03

The ONS examines how employment is rising, even while GDP falls.

Iain Duncan Smith
Perhaps Iain Duncan Smith will accuse me of peeing on the data
By David Blanchflower - 22 August 15:42

There is more new evidence that the economy is flatlining and that Osborne’s deficit reduction programme is in disarray.

New Statesman
Liberalising immigration would double the world's income overnight
By Alex Hern - 21 August 12:09

A new paper from NBER suggests that a 116% increase in wages could result.

Mini-jobs: Will they help?
By Margarida Madaleno - 21 August 9:49

A new legal category of work might help people into unemployment.

Employment up – but is it just an Olympic boost?
By Margarida Madaleno - 16 August 7:52

Unemployment in London is falling far quicker than anywhere else. Are the Olympics distorting the figures?

Recession deniers should shut up as down we continue to go
By David Blanchflower - 08 August 13:07

David Blanchflower makes the case for an immediate increase in public investment in building.

Output volumes fall for UK SMEs
By New Statesman - 06 August 6:40

The worst performance of British small and medium-sized manufacturers in more than two years.

Jobseekers queue outside a Jobcentre
Young people’s wages: the numbers look scary… because they are scary
By Gavin Kelly - 02 August 22:00

The squeeze on young people's pay is only going to get worse.

Wage stagnation in the US: more than meets the eye
By Alex Hern - 30 July 15:45

If you can, always look below the surface of data.

Barbara Castle in 1974
We're solving the pay gap - the wrong way
By Gavin Kelly - 30 July 8:49

Time for a better debate about what is happening to the pay of women and men.

Will Hutton: the growth delusion
By Will Hutton - 26 July 10:03

The case for a new political economy is laid out in three new books.

Britain is not bust. It is rich and could get even richer – here’s how
By Jonathan Portes - 25 July 15:15

We are not doomed to slow growth or indefinite fiscal austerity.

People are trapped outside our labour market, and it's hurting our economy
By Philip Booth - 24 July 12:15

The IEA's Philip Booth examines how the economy is shrinking even with a strong labour market.

How can you have growing employment and a shrinking economy?
By Tony Dolphin - 20 July 8:39

Underemployment: the UK’s response to economic weakness

There are not 120,000 "troubled families"
By Alex Hern - 18 July 11:45

This zombie statistic refuses to die.

The Telegraph and Mail should stop buying DWP briefings hook, line and sinker
By Declan Gaffney - 16 July 15:38

People leave housing benefit all the time, but the DWP managed to turn no news into good news

Mark Serwotka: Why Ed Miliband is right to speak at Durham today
By Mark Serwotka - 14 July 11:51

We need a united opposition to coalition policies that are wrecking Britain.

Spain doubles down on austerity
By Alex Hern - 11 July 17:21

Not a good time to be young and unemployed in Iberia.