The strength of the UK’s jobs market is not as simple as it seems | Larry Elliott

If companies were really taking on more people as a result of Brexit jitters, there’d be more part-timersThere is a straightforward explanation for the continued strength of the UK jobs market. Firms are reluctant to invest because acute Brexit uncerta…

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The strength of the UK’s jobs market is not as simple as it seems | Larry Elliott

If companies were really taking on more people as a result of Brexit jitters, there’d be more part-timersThere is a straightforward explanation for the continued strength of the UK jobs market. Firms are reluctant to invest because acute Brexit uncerta…

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Longer working hours do not mean higher profits, say economists

Overwork can have business costs and is the main reason for workplace sickness in the UKIn the backlash against the “996” working schedule, China’s tech workers say their bosses have lost valuable productivity gains that could have been generated with …

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ONS harnesses big data in effort to quickly spot economic trends

Novel ways of monitoring the UK economy include counting the number of trucks on roadsGovernment statisticians are trying to harness the power of big data technology, monitoring the number of lorries on roads and company VAT receipts, in an attempt to …

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