By George Eaton - 22 January 10:29
Unemployment fell at its fastest rate since 1997 to 7.1% but average earnings rose by just 0.9% - 1.1% below inflation.
By George Eaton - 13 November 10:25
Regular pay rose by just 0.8% in the most recent quarter, the lowest figure on record, and a real-terms cut of 1.4%.
By Liam Byrne and ... - 18 September 10:24
The coalition has failed to help would-be entrepreneurs innovate their way into work. Labour will show that we can do better.
By Ian Mulheirn - 17 June 11:19
Putting social relationships, rather than the impersonal state, at the heart of the welfare system offers a route out of the negative debate about ‘scroungers’.
By Liam Byrne - 18 May 09:51
Labour is learning from countries where local services are trusted to match job seekers with vacancies.
By Spencer Thompson - 20 February 01:57
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.
By Sarah Ditum - 23 November 09:41
Ministers seem genuinely to believe that fear and stress are the keys to lifting people out of poverty.
By Liam Byrne - 08 November 03:53
While long-term unemployment has soared, referrals to the Work Programme have halved.
By George Eaton - 24 October 05:27
How the PM is misleading voters about the government's economic record.
By David Blanchflower - 24 October 02:59
The month-by-month figures show that the labour market is weaker than commonly thought.