UK jobs growth slows amid Brexit uncertainty

Rise of 32,000 in three months to April was weakest since August Jobs growth in the British economy has cooled after months of employers appearing to shrug off Brexit concerns.Employment in Britain increased by 32,000 to reach a record high of 32.75 mi…

Read more

UK wage growth stalls despite record employment

Rising vacancies and falling unemployment fail to push firms into raising wagesWage growth has slowed in the UK to put a squeeze on living standards despite unemployment falling to its lowest level for more than 40 years.The fall in pay growth to 3.3% …

Read more

‘You can’t really win’: 4m Britons in poverty despite having jobs

Unemployment is at its lowest since the 70s but some workers struggle to make ends meet“I’m a bit scatty with things like this,” Gemma admits when talking about her finances. It was not scattiness that meant she struggled to make ends meet when taking …

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

FTSE 100 hits six-month high; UK wage growth highest since EU vote – business live

Britain’s jobless rate has come in at just 3.9%, lowest in over four decades, as wage growth keeps rising faster than inflationBreaking: UK unemployment lowest since 1975Nominal pay growth at 10-year-high of 3.5%…real pay growth rises to 1.5%TUC: Wor…

Read more

Why the road to full employment is lined with food banks

Economists say a low joblessness rate is not necessarily a sign of a healthy economyBritain’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in January, the lowest level in more than 44 years. Is the return to levels of employment last seen in the 1970s a sign that th…

Read more

We’re working like it’s 1975, but the jobs boom isn’t all it seems. Here’s why | Larry Elliott

Unemployment figures are at a historic low but there are also bleaker parallels with the 1970sBritain’s recent jobs record has been remarkable. The economy is chugging along but the last time the unemployment rate was as low as it is today was in the w…

Read more