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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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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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Coalition Britain: less Dragon’s Den, more a nation of odd jobbers

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As with so many of the coalition’s claims of economic recovery, the seemingly buoyant labour market is hiding a much more fragile picture, writes James Bloodworth.

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Debt is still the problem in this cost of living crisis

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Debt, rather than earnings, is being used to cover living costs, writes Carl Packman.

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Hopeful signs in the labour market, but things remain a long way from normal

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Today’s labour market statistics were broadly positive but there are causes for concern beneath the headlines.

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Unless we see a pick-up in productivity, the UK risks slower growth

Unless we see a pick-up in productivity growth soon then the UK risks much slower growth, and lower living standards, in the future.

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Labour market still marked by serious weakness

The latest labour market statistics show some encouraging signs, but the headline figures disguise serious weakness.

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Wages and productivity falling despite positive unemployment figures

While the latest drop in the unemployment figures should be welcomed, real wages have now been falling in every month for the past three years.

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Unemployment down 14,000 to 2.50 million

Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.50 million, and the unemployment rate is down to 7.8%, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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