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UK – Only one in every forty new jobs since the recession is for a full-time employee, says TUC

The share of UK jobs accounted for by full-time employees fell during the recession and has failed to recover, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC. The analysis shows that the share of full-time employee jobs was 64 per cent in 2008 and fell to 62 per cent in 2014. This is … Continue reading

UK – Take account of unemployment before raising interest rates says TUC to Bank of England

TUC boss Frances O’Grady has urged the government to widen the Bank of England’s remit to take account of unemployment before Threadneedle Street considers raising interest rates.  Speaking before the start of the TUC’s annual congress, when the Bank governor, Mark Carney, will make a speech, O’Grady said the success of the Bank’s interest rate … Continue reading

Self-employment in UK – More than two in five new jobs created since mid-2010 have finds Trades Union Congress

Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, the TUC says today (Monday) ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week.  The TUC analysis shows that despite self-employment being a relatively … Continue reading

UK / The 18-24’s Job Gap: 395,000 jobs finds TUC research

People aged 18-24 are far less likely to be in work today than before the recession and 395,000 more jobs are needed before youth unemployment rates return to their 2008 level, according to research by the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The research has been published ahead of the latest employment figures tomorrow, which are expected … Continue reading

Youth Transitions / A function of how economic, education and employment policies interact

“Youth unemployment was rising since well before the current economic downturn, but the fallout from the financial crisis has brought it to the top of the government’s agenda and generated a plethora of publications and initiatives to tackle the problem.” write Tess Lanning and Katerina Rudiger in Youth unemployment in Europe: lessons for the UK (Adapted chosen excerpts by … Continue reading

UK – Young black men have experienced sharpest unemployment rise since 2010

Young black men have experienced the sharpest rise in unemployment since the coalition came to power, with more than one in four of all black 16-24 year olds (26 per cent) currently out of work, according to a TUC report on youth unemployment published today (Wednesday). The TUC report, published to coincide with the TUC … Continue reading

UK – Unemployment is deliberately high says TUC

Frances O’Grady – incoming TUC general secretary – has suggested in a Guardian interview today that high unemployment is a deliberate ploy being used by the government to suppress wage claims and destroy  employment rights. As she puts it: There was certainly a strong view in the 1980s, not just among trade unions, but also among a number of intellectuals and commentators, that unemployment was being … Continue reading

UK – Youth Unemployment – British youth poorly prepared for world of work

Under-24s need more help into the jobs market and a better apprenticeship structure, a new report claims Charting a path from school or university into the 21st century workplace was already tough for young people even before the Great Recession tore into businesses throughout the country and left more than a million under-24-year-olds unemployed. But … Continue reading

UK Long term youth unemployment up 874% in 12yrs says TUC Report

The number of young people who have been unemployed for more than a year since 2000 has increased by an enormous 874 per cent (from 6,260 to 60,955), going up by 264 per cent in the last year alone. In comparison, on average across all working age groups, long-term unemployment has risen by 50 per … Continue reading

UK | Youth main job sectors have shed nearly a million jobs since 2007

The manufacturing and construction sectors have suffered the biggest loss of jobs since the eve of the recession, while finance and business services is the only sector with a bigger workforce today, according to a TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) ahead of a busy week of economic indicators. The TUC analysis looks at industries including … Continue reading

UK | More graduates in low skilled jobs

BBC News – Recent graduates are more likely to be working in lower skilled jobs than they were 10 years ago, new figures show. Over a third of recent graduates were in non-graduate jobs at the end of 2011 – up from around a quarter in 2001. The figures, from Office for National Statistics, also … Continue reading

Cut redundancy consultations and risk increasing unemployment, warns TUC

Reducing consultation rights during collective redundancy exercises could cost jobs, damage workforce morale and increase unemployment, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) warns today (Monday). Currently, where employers are proposing to make between 20 and 99 employees redundant, they must allow for at least 30 days consultation with unions or workplace representatives before any job cuts … Continue reading

Trades Union Congress – Jobless cleaners, caterers and machine operators amongst those most at risk of long-term unemployment

If they become unemployed, low-paid workers such as cleaners, catering assistants and machine operators are most likely to be on the dole for more than six months, according to a new TUC analysis published today (Monday) ahead of the latest unemployment statistics this week. The TUC analysis shows that as unemployment rises and the number … Continue reading

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