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2017

 

The FT, Economists gloomy on UK prospects for 2017

 

The Guardian, Weak UK productivity spurs warnings of living standards squeeze

 

The Times, Robots march on 'safe' jobs of middle class

 

The Guardian, Employment is high, skills are in demand, so why isn't pay rising 

 

The Guardian, Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze

 

The FT, UK employment hits record high but productivity falls

 

The Guardian, UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show

 

The Guardian, UK labour market shows signs of slowing

 

The Guardian, The UK's pay squeeze breaks all sorts or records 

 

The Guardian, Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, but people feel worse off

 

The Times, Productivity puzzle gets tougher as output slumps after Brexit vote

 

Telegraph,Why changes to how we work mean the 'bad old days' of strikes may be gone

 

The Guardian, UK households 'at breaking point' as real wages continues to fall  

 

The FT, Pay squeeze continues for British workers

 

The Guardian, Agency staff collectively underpaid £400 million a year, charity claims

 

The Guardian, Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom 

 

The Guardian, The UK jobs engine isn't working any more

 

The Times, Recruiters fear Britain is running out of workers

 

2016

 

 

The FT, Membership of reformed EU seen as vital to economic security

 

The FT, Economic Rebalancing in UK remains elusive 

 

The Guardian, UK unemployment falls but wage growth weakens 

 

The Independent, One in ten UK workers are not British, statistics show 

 

The Guardian, Number of EU workers in Britain remains above 2m 

 

The Telegraph, UK employment hits another record as wages climb 

 

Daily Mail, Graduates accepting jobs in coffee shops or call centres 

 

The Independent, One in six British workers ‘overeducated for their job’

 

The Guardian, One in three UK workers are in the wrong job, ONS figures claim 

 

The FT, The secretary has become an endangered species

 

The Guardian, Flexibility is the new injustice inflicted on the working class

 

The FT, UK households face freeze in living standards as inflation rises

 

The Guardian, Britain’s new chancellor hasn’t had the baptism of fire many predicted

 

The FT, Inflation and what it means for your finances 

 

The Telegraph, Annual leave is at highest since 2007 

 

The Guardian, UK wage growth slows as employment rises 

 

The Guardian, Pre-referendum surge brings big rise in number of EU workers in UK

 

The Guardian, More than 900,000 UK workers now on zero hours contracts

 

The Telegraph, UK jobs market shakes off Brexit fears as employment hits fresh high 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

The FT, UK pay rises at fastest pace for six years

 

The FT, Osborne bets on higher pay and consumer spending

 

The Express, Cameron hails jobs miracle

 

The Guardian, UK productivity growth is weakest since second world war

 

The FT, UK government outsourcing raises questions over pay

 

The FT, UK unemployment rate reaches record high

 

The FT, Labour’s zero hours clampdown highlights lack of data

 

The FT, Employment rises to fresh high

 

Daily Mail, Jobs joy

 

The FT, UK unemployment plummets to six and a half year low

 

The FT, UK workers pay up by nearly 2% in biggest rise since financial crisie

 

The Guardian, Living wage campaigners cannot put down their placards

 

The Guardian, UK wages growth at six year high, Carney talks interest rates

 

The FT, UK wages rise at fastest rate since financial crisie

 

The FT, Unemployment at lowest level for seven years

 

The Guardian, UK unemployment rises as most new jobs go to citizens of other EU states

 

The Guardian, Number of workers on zero hours contracts up by 19%

 

The FT, Rises in both wages and unemployment puzzles economists

 

The Telegraph, Will you benefit from increases in the minimum wage?

 

The Guardian, British pay growth slows but labour market remains healthy

 

The Guardian, UK pay growth slows to 2%

 

 

2014​

September - December

Daily Mail, Britain is a nation of shop assistants

 

The Herald, Low skilled jobs figures revealed

 

Daily Star, Cleaning and shop jobs most common

 

Daily Star, Britain has become a nation of cleaners

 

The Guardian, UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 2008 financial crisis

 

The FT, Wage growth finally outstrips inflation

 

Daily Mail, Record number of people in work

 

The Guardian, Unemployment: what the economists say

 

The FT, Average weekly wages rise £1 in a year

 

The Telegraph, Job market growth to support rise in living standards in 2015

 

The Times, Axed staff rehired by councils in £5bn spending spree

 

August

The Sunday Times, The long march to higher pay

 

The FT, Voting yes is path to full employment, says SNP

 

The FT, UK wages fall for first time since 2009

 

The Guardian, Shock fall in UK wages is first since 2009

 

Daily Mail, Unemployment total falls to 2.08 million

 

The Mirror, Delusional IDS claims we are all better off but figures disagree

 

The Telegraph, Wage growth in shock collapse as unemployment continues to fall

 

 

July

 

The FT, Surge in people mixing employment with their own business

 

The FT, More people self-employed long-term, ONS finds

 

The FT, UK employment rate back at record high

 

The Guardian, Unemployment figures, what the economists say

 

The Times, Employment rises to record high but wages fail to keep pace

 

The Guardian, Would Carlos Slim's three-day working week actually be workable

June

The FT, Number of home workers in UK rises to 4.2 million

 

The Express, Record number now work from home

 

The FT, UK employment rises at record pace

 

The Guardian, UK unemployment, what the economists say

 

The Times, Jobs recovery soars but pay doesn't as the economy recovers

 

The Times, UK unemployment falls to five year low but pay growth slows

 

The Telegraph, UK unemployment falls to five year low but wage growth slows

 

Daily Mail, Record rise in people at work

May

The Telegraph, The forgotten army of over 50s women

 

April

 

The Times, Sharp rise in sick days taken for mental illness

 

The Sunday Times, A nation of bosses, not shopkeepers

 

The Telegraph, Employees on zero-hours contracts hits 1.4 million

 

The FT, ONS survey reveals scale of zero-hours contracts

 

The Times, Capital gains as jobs growth powers ahead in England

March

The Telegraph, Unemployment falls to 6.9%

 

The FT, UK productivity shows 'signs of life'

 

Daily Mail, Self-employed set to outstrip state staff by 2018

 

The FT, UK unemployment holds steady at 7.2% 

February

The Sunday Times, Pay and productivity are both due a rise

 

The Telegraph, Six year 'maternity breaks': your'e having a laugh?

 

The FT, Underemployment and pay in focus ahead of UK jobs data

 

The FT, UK unemployment rises unexpectedly to 7.2%

 

The Telegraph, 'Mini-jobs' signal restructuring of the way we work

 

The Guardian, Jobless total in Britain drops to 2.34 million in latest quarter

 

The Times, Women at work in record numbers

 

The Guardian, UK productivity gap with developed nations now widest for 20 years

 

The Herald, Stress absence increases as number of general sick days fall in past 20 years

 

The Guardian, Sickness absence tumbles by more than 25% since 1993

 

Daily Mail, Briton's take 131 million sick days in a year

 

 

January

 

The Sunday Times, Looking for a pay, productivity and investment boost

 

The FT, Recruiters' net fees rise in the UK as confidence gets back to work

 

Daily Mail, Record rise in people in work puts Britain on course for rise in interest rates

 

The Independent, Fall in jobless total is second biggest on record renewing speculation about rise in interest rates

 

The Telegraph, UK unemployment drops to 7.1%

 

The FT, Skills shortage threatens to curb recovery, says watchdog

 

 

 

 

2013

 
December
 
DecemberBritain's economic recovery failing to boost graduate job prospects
 
The Guardian, Self-employed workers' earnings slump by almost a third

 

The FT, Autumn Statement 2013: NIC reforms for under=21s criticised
 
The Guardian, City issues interest rate warning as unemployment drops to 7.4%
 
The FT, UK workers face 'year of slim pickings'
 
 
November
 
The FT, UK unemployed miss out on jobs recovery
 
The Guardian, Unemployment fall masks plight of over-50s
 
The Independent, The underemployment crisis - nearly half of recent graduates work in jobs that don't require a degree
 
The FT, Half of recent graduates are in non-graduate jobs
 
The Guardian, Half of recent UK graduates stuck in non-graduate jobs, says the ONS
 
The Telegraph, Almost half of university leavers take non-graduate jobs
 
Daily Mail, Half of recent graduates are 'underemployed'
 
The FT, 'Neets' figures fall to a nine month low amid concern for the future
 
The FT, London needs higher minimum wage says report
 
October

 

The Guardian, UK unemployment data, 0.7% pay rise dwarfed by inflation

 

Daily Mail, Public sector pay falls for first time in 12 years but it's still higher than private sector

 

 
September

 

The Telegraph, Mark Carney keeps an eagle eye on jobless

 

The FT, Estate agents lead way in UK job growth

 

The Telegraph, Strong jobs market helped by rising house prices

 

The FT, Skilled tradesmen in decline amid rise of the managers

 

The Telegraph, Britain's fastest growing jobs

 

The FT, Data show yawning productivity gap between UK and G7 peers

 

The Guardian, Productivity gap between UK and other G7 nations widens to largest in 20 years

 

The FT, Progress on female employment slows and may be stalling

 

The Guardian, UK women remain concentrated in lower paid work, figures show
 

The Telegraph, Productivity rise boosts recovery hopes

 
August​
 

The FT, Interns keep working at BofA after colleague's death

 

The FT, After the crash: work, men and women

 

The Guardian, UK banks defer bonuses and beat top rate tax

 
July​
 

The FT, Out of work benefit claims fall at fastest pace for three years

 
June​


The FT, Economist's report claims women fared better in downturn



The Telegraph, Women 'fared better than men' since recession



The Huffington Post,  Employment through recruitment agencies at a six month high

May


The FT, Data confirm jobs recovery has stalled



The Telegraph, Number of stay at home mothers drop as more women seek work

​April 

 

The FT, Thatcher's quest left 'lasting scar' on economy



The Independent, Unemployment up as stay at home mothers head back to work



The Telegraph, Public sector pay growth outstrips private sector

The Express, Full pain of public sector job cuts still to be felt



Evening Standard, Government to speed up public sector job cuts

The Scotsman, Public sector job cuts, full pain still to be felt 

The Birmingham Post, Public sector job cuts to quicken



Manchester Evening News, Public sector jobs



Liverpool Echo, Public sector job cuts to quicken




March

The FT, Public sector share of jobs to plunge

The FT, Budget 2013: experts decry flagship business measure



The FT, A pragmatic kind of obsession

 

The FT, UK productivity shows further decline



The Huffington Post ,UK saw employment rise and jobs boom in 2012, says study

 

Evening Standard, Recession? What recession? Study shows UK saw jobs ‘boom’ in 2012



The Guardian, Cyprus crisis gives George Osborne the political cover he needs



The Times, Capital gains as jobs growth powers ahead in England



The Times, Slow growth in pay threatens hope of consumer led recovery



The Telegraph, Record employment masks shock rise in youth unemployment



The Telegraph, Budget 2013: Osborne must cut taxes, economists say



Daily Mail, It's a record - 24 million now working in public sector



February

 

 

The Times, Not all good news: Growing employment may disguise a less competitive economy

 

The Times, Immigrants take 75% of all jobs created over last 15 years



The Independent, Unemployment falls  to a near two year low as figures show huge increase in employment

 

The Daily Mail, Number of people in employment hits record level with almost 30 million in work - but the squeeze on wages continues

 

The FT, Jobs creation grows but wages suffer

 

The Telegraph, One in seven workers made redundant since recession

 

The FT, Brian Groom, Employers less likely to shed workers

 

BBC News, UK unemployment total falls to 2.5m

 

The Huffington Post, Redundancy figures show one In seven Brits has lost their job since 2008,

men worse hit over five years

 

January

The Guardian, ​Fall in productivity takes shine off UK employment figures

The Guardian, We need employment statistics that confront political spin

The FT, 'Zombies' seen to hold back economy

The GuardianUK unemployment: what the experts say

The Telegraph, Unprecedented pay squeeze signals 'jobs without growth' economy

BBC News, UK unemployment total falls to 2.49 million

The Express, Britain's Working...as record 30m have a job

The Evening Standard, Self-employed could mask true unemployment, warns TUC

 

​The FT, Embattled British Workers Still Smiling

 

 

2012

 

December



The Guardian, Workers face 'hard year of slog' in 2013

The Times, Insecurity reigns – it’s more of the same in 2013

The Telegraph, Britain's workforce heading for 'hard-slog year'

Morning Star, Con-Dem austerity to make 2013 Year of the Hard Slog

 

The FT, Slower Jobs Market Forecast for 2013 

BBC News, UK employment to reach 30 million, says CIPD

The FT, Unemployment Hits Record Levels

ITV News, After Speeding Like Bolt the Olympic Jobs Boost has Slowed

Daily Star, Biggest Jobless Fall in 10 Years

The FT, UK Recruitment Rates Show Strength

The FT, More People At Work in England and Wales

Sunday Sun, Eight Million Short of Work

Management Today, Is the Future More Jobs for Less Pay?

The Evening Standard, Eight Million Britons Short of Work, Says Leading Economist

The Telegraph, Eight Million Britons Short of Work, Says Philpott

International Business Times, Public Retail Sector Job Cuts Adding to UK Female Unemployment

The Times, Don't Let Your Budget Be Blown Off Track

The Independent, Budget Watchdog Forecasts Further Public Sector Jobs Cuts



November

Channel 4, Underemployment Rises to Affect One in Ten Worker

 

Daily Mail, Three Million Now Underemployed 

 

The Times, Part-Time Workers Push For Longer Hours

 

The FT, One in Ten Workers Now Unemployed

 

The Standard, The Rise and Rise of Underemployment

 

The FT,  Jobs Preservation Key in UK Downturn

 

The Independent, Working But Not For Long Enough

 

The Telegraph, Number of Underemployed Workers Jumps: Reaction

 

The Telegraph​, Young Jobless 'Scar' Starts to Heal as More Begin Work

 

The FT, Public Sector Pay Outpaces Private

 

The FT, Employment Set to Continue Growing

 

The FT, Youth Employment Falls 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

The Guardian, Employment Rises to Suprise Record High

 

 

Channel 4, Employment Rises to Suprise Record High

 

 

The Sun, Employment Soars by 212000 to Record High

 

Personnel Today, Labour Market Data: Mini Jobs Maximum Confusion

 

Selected Archive Press



The Times, The data says employment is up, but is the data right?

 

The FT, ​UK bonuses rise as bankers’ payouts fall

 

The FT, Suprise Fall in Unemployment

 

The FT, UK: A Disuniting Kingdom

 

The FT, 'Madonna Generation' in Vogue at work

 

The FT, Business Warned Over Lack of Workplace Trust