26 percentage point gap between best and worst parts of the UK for BAME employment

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Incomes and Inequality

Closing sub-regional employment gaps central to reaching full employment and would mean 150,000 more ethnic minority people in work The employment gap between the best and worst performing sub-regions of the UK for all working-aged people is just 11 percentage points, but this more than doubles to 26 percentage points for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) … Continued

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Real wage growth set to remain above pre-crisis level but no longer accelerating

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Official figures published later this week  are expected to show that average earnings again grew strongly last month but that the pace of this pay recovery has flatlined, with real wage growth remaining roughly fixed at 2.8 per cent, according to independent think tank the Resolution Foundation’s latest pay projection published today (Sunday). The analysis, … Continued

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Private sector continuing to lead pay rebound

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

First fall in employment for two years suggests jobs surge could be losing momentum The pace of Britain’s real pay recovery increased slightly in May, though the first fall in employment for two years appears to have put jobs growth on pause, the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in response to the … Continued

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Real wages growing faster than in pre-crash years

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

But average earnings still £30 a week below pre-crisis peak Strengthening pay and ultra-low inflation mean that real wages are now rising more quickly in real-terms than before the financial crisis. But this rebound may prove short-lived as inflation begins to pick up, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday), in response to the latest ONS … Continued

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UK enjoys an employment lead over the US worth two million jobs

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Dramatic reversal of positions on employment and welfare reliance over last two decades The common perception that the US outperforms the UK in terms of employment and low worklessness is completely wide of the mark, according to a new report published today (Thursday) by the Resolution Foundation. An ocean apart, authored by Paul Gregg and … Continued

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