Employment boom is improving job quality but not pay

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A tightening UK labour market, with employment at a new record high of 75.1 per cent and a significant slow down in the growth of EU workers, is raising job quality but not pay packets, the Resolution Foundation said in response to today’s Labour Market data release. With unemployment at 4.4 per cent, the lowest … Continued

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It’s good to focus on overtime, not just Uber

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  When a government publishes a Big Review – and at 115 pages the Taylor Review certainly fits that bill – the temptation is to rush into the weeds of its very many recommendations. But before we do that it’s worth stepping back and considering how remarkable it is that we’re even here in the … Continued

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The growth of advanced industries has created 150,000 extra local jobs – and low qualified workers gain most

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The local employment benefits of growing advanced industries spread well beyond workers in those sectors, a new report from the Resolution Foundation published today (Monday) has found. However, this good news for jobs does not spill over into good news for pay, so low-paying sectors should also be a key focus for the government’s industrial … Continued

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Britain should prepare now for the end of unlimited cheap labour

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Britain should prepare now for the end of unlimited cheap labour The UK labour market is at a tipping point, with the coming together of falling migration and the rising cost of low-paid labour set to fundamentally reshape the world of work over the coming years, according to a new book published today (Friday) by … Continued

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