Unemployment

Who is bearing the brunt of Covid-19 job losses?
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Who is bearing the brunt of Covid-19 job losses?

Studies reveal pandemic’s impact on the UK’s youngest, oldest and disabled workers
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: the red wall ‘wants a U‑turn’ from Johnson
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street flanked by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the red wall ‘wants a U‑turn’ from Johnson

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 13 October
13 Oct 2020
135,000 jobs to be axed in ‘economic armageddon'
WHSmith has announced major staff cuts
In Brief

135,000 jobs to be axed in ‘economic armageddon'

Retail sector expected to see at least 22,500 jobs disappear
6 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 25 - 31 July
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Quiz of The Week: 25 - 31 July

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31 Jul 2020
Ending UK furlough scheme ‘may cost 1.2m jobs’
Rishi Sunak
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Ending UK furlough scheme ‘may cost 1.2m jobs’

Experts say keeping wage subsidy programme ‘might have paid for itself’ by preventing redundancies
29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: over-55s main victims of employment crisis
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Coronavirus: over-55s main victims of employment crisis

Older workers are shouldering the burden of pandemic job losses and pay cuts
29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus job losses: what help can you claim?
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In Depth

Coronavirus job losses: what help can you claim?

Number of people on unemployment benefit per vacancy increases fivefold
28 Jul 2020

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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘passing the buck’ on Covid
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘passing the buck’ on Covid

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 17 July
17 Jul 2020
Up to £10bn of Sunak’s £30bn Covid package was ‘old money’
Rishi Sunak
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Up to £10bn of Sunak’s £30bn Covid package was ‘old money’

IFS says chancellor’s spin on recycled cash is ‘corrosive to public trust’
17 Jul 2020
Will Sunak’s £30bn package stave off summer of discontent?
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Will Sunak’s £30bn package stave off summer of discontent?

Chancellor slashes stamp duty and VAT as total bill for coronavirus relief soars above annual health spend
9 Jul 2020
Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis

Chancellor also expected to announce stamp duty ‘holiday’ and VAT cut in bid to boost post-lockdown economy
8 Jul 2020
UK firms axe at least 10,000 staff in two days
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UK firms axe at least 10,000 staff in two days

Many thousands of further redundancies are expected
2 Jul 2020
Bank of England predicts V-shaped economic recovery
Bank of England
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Bank of England predicts V-shaped economic recovery

Britain rebounding ‘sooner and faster’ than expected - but unemployment poses threat
1 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson ‘afraid of parliamentary scrutiny’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson ‘afraid of parliamentary scrutiny’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 19 May
19 May 2020
Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses
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Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses

Warnings coronavirus will cause economic hit ‘multiple times that of the global financial crisis’
30 Mar 2020
UK unemployment figures ‘should be millions higher’
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In Brief

UK unemployment figures ‘should be millions higher’

OECD research reveals ‘hidden’ areas of joblessness located mainly in northern urban areas
18 Oct 2019
Could the UK run out of workers?
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In Brief

Could the UK run out of workers?

Record high employment has strengthened employee bargaining power amid mounting fears of skills shortage
20 Feb 2019
UK wage growth nears 10-year high
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UK wage growth nears 10-year high

Latest figures also reveal that vacancies have soared as record number of EU workers leave
14 Nov 2018
UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year
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UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year

New figures show wages rose by 2.8% in February, when inflation was 2.7%
18 Apr 2018
Why are 300,000 jobless Britons not claiming benefits?
Hundreds of thousands of people are not claiming their benefits
In Brief

Why are 300,000 jobless Britons not claiming benefits?

Resolution Foundation report urges Government to do more to help UK’s ‘forgotten unemployed’
3 Jan 2018
EU migrant numbers set new UK record
Commuters cross London Bridge
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EU migrant numbers set new UK record

With unemployment low and falling, demand for foreign labour remains strong
17 Aug 2017
Work stress main cause of men's mental health problems
Commuters on London Bridge
In Brief

Work stress main cause of men's mental health problems

Third of male employees say jobs impact on their wellbeing
10 Aug 2017
The Week Unwrapped podcast 13: Robots, eggs and Serbia
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The Week Unwrapped podcast 13: Robots, eggs and Serbia

What if people vote to end democracy? Could you love a robot? Who won the war on Easter?
7 Apr 2017
Tories plan 'boot camp' for unemployed young people
Job centre in Chatham
In Brief

Tories plan 'boot camp' for unemployed young people

Matt Hancock aims for 'no excuses' culture, ending benefits dependency with intensive job seeking
17 Aug 2015
UK unemployment falls to 7.1% after record job surge
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UK unemployment falls to 7.1% after record job surge

Sharpest fall in unemployment in 17 years is 'good for economy', but wages aren't keeping pace
22 Jan 2014
EUROZONE: Unemployment hits record high
Unemployed workers wait outside a government job centre in Madrid July 29, 2011. Spain's battered economy suffered more bad news as Moody's threatened to downgrade the country's rating and th
In Depth

EUROZONE: Unemployment hits record high

Euro falls as predictions of recovery confounded by record joblessness in first two months of year
3 Apr 2013