Unemployment fell at its fastest rate since 1997 to 7.1% but average earnings rose by just 0.9% - 1.1% below inflation.
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%.
The coalition has failed to help would-be entrepreneurs innovate their way into work. Labour will show that we can do better.
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’.
Labour is learning from countries where local services are trusted to match job seekers with vacancies.
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.
Ministers seem genuinely to believe that fear and stress are the keys to lifting people out of poverty.
While long-term unemployment has soared, referrals to the Work Programme have halved.
How the PM is misleading voters about the government's economic record.
The month-by-month figures show that the labour market is weaker than commonly thought.