Black and ethnic minority workers continue to face significant pay penalties

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Almost all black and ethnic minority (BAME) groups of workers face significant pay penalties in the workforce, despite huge labour market progress in recent decades, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS data on BAME pay gaps. The new ONS data supports recent Resolution Foundation research, which found that BAME … Continued

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Real wage growth solid as record employment is maintained

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Britain’s labour market has settled down – with employment remaining at a record high and real wages growing at a solid but unspectacular rate, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the labour market statistics. The Foundation notes that pay growth, employment and unemployment have all remained stable in recent months, with unemployment … Continued

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Number of low-paid workers fell by 200,000 last year

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The proportion of low-paid workers across Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980, and low pay could be eliminated altogether by the middle of the 2020s, according to the Resolution Foundation’s latest annual Low Pay Britain report. Low Bay Britain 2019 examines the extent of low pay across the economy (defined as two-thirds … Continued

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Unemployment falls to 44-year low as the working week gets longer

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The UK’s jobs market continued to defy economic uncertainty, with unemployment falling to a 44-year low and the number of hours worked increasing. However falling productivity suggests that the outlook for pay will remain subdued, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest labour market figures. The UK’s jobs market remained strong … Continued

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The crisis cohort’s pay and career prospects have been scarred for up to a decade

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Centre

The ‘crisis cohort’ who entered the world of work in the midst of the financial crisis continued to face higher unemployment, lower pay and worse job prospects up to a decade later, compared to other young people entering work before or after the downturn. This is according to a new report published today (Monday) by … Continued

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