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15

Aug

Unemployment and Underemployment

Today's labour market figures showed a small fall in the number of people unemployed and small rise in the number in employment. At the same time, there have been rises in the numb…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

18

Jul

Who are the new self employed?

This week's Labour Market Statistics show another rise in the number of people in self-employment. It rose by 230,000 in the last year compared to a rise of 130,000 for people in e…

  • Authors: Tom MacInnes, Gillian Taylor
  • Category: Work and Pay

18

May

Rising employment: just not for young people.

This week’s labour market statistics contained a lot of good news. They show unemployment down in the most recent quarter by 45,000 and employment up by 100,000. In fact, there are…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

14

Dec

From full-time work to part-time employment

The latest Labour Market Statistics show a large rise in self employment. This is an intensification of a long term, worrying trend. Today’s labour market statistics contained a lo…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

01

Dec

New national report on poverty

Our latest Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Report shows that the Government’s anti poverty strategy cannot succeed without the creation of millions of jobs. Worryingly, the…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

15

Nov

Unfair changes to Employment and Support Allowance

New research from the CRESR estimates that 1 million people will be forced to find work due to changes to incapacity benefits.  In a labour market short of several million jobs, th…

  • Authors: Anushree Parekh, Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

20

Oct

London's Poverty Profile

We launched our third London’s Poverty Profile report today. It looks at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage, from low income to ill health, covering housing, educati…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty

13

May

Falling child poverty raises questions

The most recent child poverty figures show the success of the previous government's approach. But it also shows the limits. The coalition has identified some weaknesses, but leaves…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

07

Dec

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2010

The fall in child poverty in the first year of the recession shows how big an impact tax credits and benefits can make in the short term – while the rise and rise of in-work povert…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Anushree Parekh, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

30

Mar

Why a falling claimant count is not all good news

January's figures for the number of people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) show small falls in both the total number of claimants and the number making a new claim. But…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform