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Three reasons pay might be falling

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Good unemployment figures but stagnant pay have been the story about each month’s jobs figures for a year now.

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Unemployment falling, but many still left behind

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The recovery is not dealing everyone an even hand.

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Unemployment down 121,000 to 2.12 million

Unemployment decreased by 121,000 in the three months to May 2014 to 2.12 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.5 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Training for young people is a good move, but Labour should be asking more of employers

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Without reference to how Labour intends to bring about good growth there is little point talking about training.

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Progressives should back Ed Miliband’s welfare proposals

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Working class voters, who the left is supposed to champion, want a fairer and more contributory welfare system.

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Unemployment figures: London continues to pull away from the rest of the country

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In the last two years, the number in employment in London has gone up by 312,000 – much higher than any other region.

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Unemployment down 161,000 to 2.6 million

Unemployment decreased by 161,000 in the three months to April 2014 to 2.6 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.6 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Can the left learn to live with the self-employed?

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The self-employed appear happier and more content than typical employees.

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1.4 million now on zero hours contracts

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Shocking new figures from the Office for National Statistics show that British employers are using about 1.4 million ‘zero-hours’ contract.

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Why Miliband’s zero hours contract pledge is spot on

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Ed Miliband won’t be able to ban zero hours contracts, but he is tackling the worst way they are abused, writes James Bloodworth.

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