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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Deal or no deal, UK jobs will remain hard to fill | Larry Elliott

Brexit might not have much of an effect on the labour market as unemployment hits a record lowAnybody expecting the Brexit impasse to harm the UK’s labour market has so far been proved wrong. Employment is at its highest ever level, the number of job v…

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Britain’s EU workforce in decline as numbers from elsewhere soar

Number workers from EU27 nations falls by 61,000 as non-EU workforce hits record levelThe number of workers in the UK from elsewhere in the EU fell by 61,000 at a time when the number of British and non-EU workers soared, official figures show.There we…

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