Record employment masks labour market volatility as businesses struggle to fill vacancies

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A 100,000 increase in employment means Britain has returned to its record high employment rate, but the labour market looks increasingly volatile as employment growth oscillates month by month and pay continues to fall despite a record level of unfilled job vacancies, the Resolution Foundation said today in response to today’s labour market statistics. The … Continued

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Rising pay inequality amongst men is being driven by the hours they work

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  More men in lower paid roles are working fewer hours or part-time, while higher paid men are working more. These changes have led to a ‘hollowing out’ of the male labour force, with fewer middle earners, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the Resolution Foundation. Counting the hours finds that this … Continued

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300,000 “forgotten unemployed” people aren’t accessing the state support to which they are entitled

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  Around 300,000 unemployed or very low earners in Britain are missing out on much needed financial support from the state worth at least £73 a week, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the Resolution Foundation. Falling through the cracks examines official unemployment statistics and claimant count data to see how our … Continued

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2018 risks being a standstill year on pay – and on this the public agree with the experts

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Britain’s pay squeeze is set to get worse before it gets better next year, and public expectations appear to be moving in line with experts’ pessimistic predictions, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in its latest Earnings Outlook. The outlook – supported by the Nuffield Foundation – uses ONS and OBR data to forecast that … Continued

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