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....It said international migrants accounted for an increasing proportion of UK regional job-to-job moves – up from 8% to 24% over the past two decades – and warned the government it needed to be alive to the impact of Brexit on labour mobility. Stephen Clarke, a policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Noman Tebbit notion that the unemployed should be getting on their bikes and travelling around looking for work is obviously outdated, but our thinking on job mobility in the UK has not really evolved much beyond it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It could invest more in the buses and trams used by people on lower incomes and less in the rail transport used by better-off people. Or it could even give the subsidy directly to people on low incomes for use on transport, for example by expanding the free bus travel that already applies to elderly people and the disabled to those who are unemployed or on very low incomes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Trains are too expensive. But transport’s real problem is subsidies for London | Wanda Wyporska image
.... It could invest more in the buses and trams used by people on lower incomes and less in the rail transport used by better-off people. Or it could even give the subsidy directly to people on low incomes for use on transport, for example by expanding the free bus travel that already applies to elderly people and the disabled to those who are unemployed or on very low incomes. ...
Young graduates reluctant to move for new jobs, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....It said international migrants accounted for an increasing proportion of UK regional job-to-job moves – up from 8% to 24% over the past two decades – and warned the government it needed to be alive to the impact of Brexit on labour mobility. Stephen Clarke, a policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Noman Tebbit notion that the unemployed should be getting on their bikes and travelling around looking for work is obviously outdated, but our thinking on job mobility in the UK has not really evolved much beyond it. ...
Path internships show government is on the wrong track | Greg Jericho image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 10:14:46 PM
....This week the employment minister, Michaelia Cash announced the latest batch of “youth jobs path” internships. This is the program that involves unemployed people under the age of 25 getting an extra $200 a fortnight for doing an internship for four to 12 weeks of between 15-25 hours a week. ...
Interns beware: working for free could put a dent in your career image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 09:01:01 PM
....The study found that there was one positive aspect to internships. When compared with those graduates doing something else six months after leaving university – such as travelling or remaining unemployed – interns were more likely to be “very satisfied” with their career later in life. ...
Student Loans Company criticised over 'penalty interest' on funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 07:40:24 AM
.... Questions are also being raised about the administration of the penalty interest rates, introduced in April last year. Harriet Gable, a 23-year-old who graduated from the University of Southampton in summer 2015, received a letter from the SLC in May last year, which said the company understood she had become unemployed, despite no change in her employment status. ...
Will cheap car loans steer Britain to a financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
....But it is beyond argument that easy credit has fuelled binge-buying of cars in Britain, with sales at record highs financed by a £31bn surge in finance packages last year alone. Undercover Daily Mail reporters posing as unemployed, on low wages or with a poor credit rating, revealed this week how they were offered £20,000 Audis, Vauxhalls and Fords. ...
Productivity usually bounces back after a recession – why hasn't it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:41:14 AM
....Governments have also used a carrot-and-stick approach to get the jobless back to work. They have tightened up eligibility for unemployed benefits while simultaneously providing tax credits to boost low wages. ...
Zero-hours contracts affect young people's health, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... When they reached 25 in 2015 they were asked about their working life and to rate their physical and mental health on a scale from excellent to poor. Two-thirds of 25-year-olds researchers spoke to were employed full-time, 12% were employed part-time and 7% were unemployed. ...
Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:03:06 PM
....But Seamus Nevin, head of employment and skills policy at the IoD, said undermining the gig economy would bring disadvantages. "Evidence from the Labour Force Survey and the ONS suggest that easier routes into self-employment have also led to rising workplace participation for those who have historically struggled to find a job; notably single parents, disabled individuals, and the long-term unemployed," he said. ...
UK expats in Spain outnumber Spanish in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:31:55 AM
.... They work in three main sectors: . In all, 5% of Spanish citizens in the UK are unemployed. ...
Pensions WARNING: Pots under pressure as older worker redundancy rate hits record high image
.... . The over-50s are more likely than other age groups to still be unemployed 12 months later. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
....”. The report builds on previous research by the TUC that found BAME workers were also far more likely than white workers to be underemployed with fewer hours of employment than they would like and that BAME graduates were more likely to be unemployed than their white peers. ...
Brazil emerges from recession as GDP grows 1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:32:47 PM
....But analysts warned Brazil could go back into recession in the near future. A record 14 million people are unemployed according to official figures released earlier this week. ...
Goldman Sachs condemned for buoying Venezuela with $2.8bn bond purchase image
....Venezuela is in the midst of the worst financial crisis in its history and has been rocked by months of violent demonstrations that have led to at least 55 deaths. Inflation has soared past 400%, there are widespread shortages of essential supplies including food and medicines, a quarter of the country is unemployed and infant death rates, malaria cases and maternal mortality have all soared in the face of a mounting public health crisis. ...
Chapter closed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:27 AM
Can Emmanuel Macron solve France's economic riddle? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 10:23:32 AM
.... The classic neo-liberal diagnosis is that the French state is too big and needs to be pared back through significant cuts in spending. Likewise, the French unions are too powerful and the unemployed need to price themselves into jobs by working harder for lower wages. ...
Full-time a fantasy as Australians work fewer hours than ever before | Greg Jericho image
.... But the data also shows that the proportion of employees working less than 10 hours a week has fallen over the past decade – and has never been a large number of workers:. We could include those working under 10 hours as “unemployed” but all that would do is increase the unemployment rate for no other reason than because we have decided anything less than 10 hours is not real work. ...
Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:13 PM
....Tech companies contend the programme is used to recruit top talent, but some of the H-1B visas are also used for outsourcing firms. Critics say these undercut unemployed Americans and fill lower-level information technology jobs. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....”. The thinktank noted that adults who had left full-time education without GCSE-level qualifications were almost twice as likely as graduates to be unemployed a year after being made redundant – making them especially in need of help to retrain. ...
UK wage growth slows as higher inflation starts to bite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:39:51 AM
....7% as inflation starts to wipe out wage growth, official figures show. The number of people unemployed fell by 45,000 to 1. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....The gap between economic reality in the self-employed ‘gig economy’ and existing legal frameworks is already growing, the lawyers note. The new information economy is likely to result in more monopolies and a greater income gap between rich and poor because “many people will end up unemployed, whereas highly qualified, creative and ambitious professionals will increase their wealth. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
....Back in the gloom of 2010, when I was writing about intergenerational unfairness, I also interviewed journalist Martin Bright, who founded the Creative Society (previously called New Deal of the Mind), a charity which helps young people find work in creative industries and lobbies for the self-employed. Six years later, I speak to him again and ask how things have changed for young unemployed people over the past few years. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
.... Without future EU migration, the British Hospitality Association said, hotels, restaurants and others faced a recruitment crisis, with upwards of 60,000 workers per year needed in addition to the ongoing recruitment of 200,000 workers to replace churn. A strategy drawn up by KPMG focuses on three main sources of workers as the answer: the unemployed, “returners” to the labour market such as older people, and “the next generation”. ...
The man helping people with autism get jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:31:05 AM
. It is widely accepted that having diversity in the boardroom is important - but what about neurodiversity? 85% of people with autism in the UK are unemployed. ...
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Poorest UK families struggle to put food on the table, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 01:42:08 PM
....One in four low-income households struggles to eat regularly or healthily because of a lack of money, according to the first substantial survey into the scale of food insecurity in the UK. The survey showed that food insecurity was more highly concentrated among the unemployed, over a third of whom reported that they had either reduced the quality of their diet, or missed meals out altogether, because they had insufficient cash to buy food. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....The idea is that if we work fewer hours then there is greater opportunity for more people to work. But you can see the difficulties – people might wish their unemployed neighbour to have a job, but how many would give up hours to ensure they can?. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....Earlier this week the chancellor reversed an increase in national insurance on self-employed workers after critics, many on the Tory backbenches, said it was a tax on the gig economy and budding entrepreneurs. The CIPD, however, found that most people it classified as gig economy workers were permanent employees, students or unemployed people taking jobs to top up their incomes and accepting hourly pay rates averaging between £6 and £7. ...
Slow burn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:27:47 PM
.... . In addition to the unemployed, it includes people who want to work but have given up looking (not counted as unemployed in the headline number) and part-time workers who would like longer hours. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
....But it said it was “irrefutable that gaming machines are associated with harms”. The charity also found that problem gamblers and the unemployed were more likely to place a £100 bet than other players, as were loyalty card holders. ...
Philip Hammond's budget is a long way from tackling future challenges | Larry Elliot image
.... As Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian Society, has pointed out, real spending on non-pension social security will fall 6% by 2021, which will translate into lower living standards and less spending power for families. “As a share of GDP welfare spending will fall to the lowest level since 1991, excluding the state pension and support for the unemployed, undoing all the good work new Labour did to tackle child poverty,” Harrop added. ...
Brazil's recession worst on record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:14 PM
....However, analysts believe the economy should start to pick up from here. The two-year slump has seen the number of unemployed rise by 76% to 12. ...
Hammond urged to tackle 'catastrophic' effect of rising inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 01:13:37 PM
....The group’s figures show that a couple with one person working, and two children, were going to be £495 worse off each year as a result of the benefit freeze, but will now lose £680 as a result of higher inflation predictions. For a single parent in work with one child the figure lost has risen from £365 to £500; for a single parent out of work from £300 to £415 and for a single unemployed person from £170 to £235. ...
Seven things we already know will happen in the 2017 spring budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 06:59:08 AM
.... This means the rates paid in March 2018 will be the same in April 2015, with no increases to take inflation into account. The younger unemployed face a double hit, as those out of work between the ages of 18 and 21 will not be automatically entitled to housing benefit. ...
Eurozone inflation above European Central Bank's target image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:32:34 AM
....6% in January, which is the lowest rate since May 2009. Eurostat estimates that the number of unemployed people in the eurozone fell by 56,000 to 15. ...
Philip Green agrees to pay £363m into BHS pension fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:42:06 PM
....Grant Atterbury, a former BHS worker, said the deal was “literally the least Green could do”. Atterbury is still unemployed and living on benefits after losing his job at the BHS in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, last August. ...
Greek debt: will EU and IMF finally offer light at the end of the tunnel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
.... But Greek pensions have already been slashed since 2010, with 43% of pensioners living on €660 a month, compared with an average annual income of €20,000 for over-65s in other eurozone countries, according to government figures. Many Greek pensioners are also supporting unemployed children and grandchildren, as other benefits have been cut. ...
Work-around image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:12 AM
...."They're rustic and they're more in tune with the way my brain will allow my hands to work," he says. After spending some time unemployed Anthony said making the leap from benefits to business-owner was difficult. ...
Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....One of the most comprehensive studies, by research group NatCen, looked at whether people who hold loyalty cards with bookmakers changed their behaviour over time, in an attempt to show whether FOBTs coincide with a slide into addiction. It found a correlation between the use of machines in bookmakers and a descent into problem gambling, with the unemployed and ethnic minority groups worst affected. ...
What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
.... Restricting foreigners will not mean more jobs for locals. ” Again, Nick Houghton, managing director of a Nottingham food manufacturing company, said: “There isn’t a pool of unemployed workers sitting there waiting for the EU workers to go back, ready and able to take up these jobs. ...
Jobcentre staff at risk amid plans to close one in 10 offices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 03:10:11 PM
....The Public and Commercial Services union said it would oppose the plans. Mark Serwotka, general secretary said: “Jobcentres provide a lifeline for unemployed people, and forcing them to travel further is not only unfair it undermines support to get them back to work. ...
Skills and infrastructure top priority in industrial strategy, say UK firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:00:30 AM
....“It is painful to watch established businesses fail, but the government should be very sceptical of its power to keep struggling companies going through cash payments. Instead, the focus should be on retraining anyone who becomes unemployed, so that communities can adapt to changes in the economy. ...
Direct Line turns its back on homeowners trying to help refugees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....Many major lenders and insurers have clauses in their contracts which expressly forbid landlords from accepting tenants who are on benefits. Direct Line’s website, where it boasts it has provided insurance to 240,000 landlords, includes an FAQ section where the question “Do you cover properties that have DSS tenants?” is answered: “No, we don’t currently cover properties where all of the tenants are unemployed and claiming benefits. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
....The announcement represents a victory for 59-year-old Nicholas Wilson, who has devoted years to pursuing this issue. Wilson said that in 2003 he told HFC that what it was doing was “illegal”, and that as a result of the ongoing campaign he had subsequently “lost everything” – he is unemployed and last month was facing repossession proceedings. ...
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 10:00:20 AM
.... Behind the headline unemployment figures there are deeply troubling trends in underemployment and the growth of the “precariat” – a class of people whose relationship to work is one of insecurity and stress, shuffling between part-time and temporary contracts and unable to plan for the future. I have never been counted as “unemployed”. ...
ILO warns of rise in social unrest and migration as inequality widens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:00:07 PM
....The report also highlighted disparities between men and women in the world of work. For example, in northern Africa, women in the labour force were twice as likely as men to be unemployed in 2017. ...
Sony closes Guerrilla Cambridge video games studio image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:23:21 PM
.... . She added that all staff were at risk of being made unemployed. ...
E-made it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:37:18 AM
....Lira spent the last few years earning 3,000 reais ($880; £700) per month in the weeks that he could find work. Some years he spent up to seven months unemployed. ...
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain image
.... We are entitled to any benefits we may require throughout our lives because they have already been paid for. The view favoured by the right, however, is that the postwar welfare state has, in places, created a damaging dependency culture among generations of the unemployed: the state therefore has a duty to incentivise people to get off benefits. ...
US jobs growth slows to 156,000 during December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:39:54 PM
.... . And there's a case for saying that wider measures of labour market problems (people who want to work longer hours or have given up looking for work and are not counted as unemployed) are still somewhat on the high side. ...
What’s wrong with spending your benefits on prosecco? Nothing | Phil McDuff image
....” The disagreement on this issue is not on the misery of poverty and unemployment, but on the idea that alleviating that misery is a good thing. If the unemployed do not earn their money through hard labour, then they should be expected to earn through suffering. ...
Retail pay drops sharply in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
....5% according to the Office for National Statistics. However, the number of people classed as unemployed dropped by 16,000 to 1. ...
'Our kaftans are like us' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:07:38 AM
....Now that kaftans are moving from the domestic into the international market, their success is pulling women into the workforce. It is a good way to earn a respectable income, given the fact that a third of women in the country are unemployed. ...
Venezuelans rush to ditch 100-bolivar bills after president's sudden ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:08:50 PM
....“This country is chaotic and every day it gets worse. What’s the point?” said Walter Castagnoli, 43, an unemployed driver with a 13-year-old son lining up to deposit a satchel full of bills at a bank in Caracas. ...
Problem gambling costs UK up to £1.2bn a year, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:00:51 AM
....Up to 1. 1% of the adult population are believed to have a gambling problem, according to the report, with the prevalence higher among homeless people, the unemployed and black or Asian people. ...
Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:40 AM
....The report supports the arguments put forward by Layard over several decades that social and psychological factors are more important to the wellbeing of individuals than income levels. “Having a partner is as good for you as being made unemployed is bad for you,” he said. ...
Banks could face more PPI payouts as FCA delays deadline decision image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:44:26 AM
....Banks sold highly profitable PPI alongside mortgages, loans and credit cards from the late 1990s. PPI was meant to repay borrowings if a customer became ill or unemployed but policies were often structured to limit payouts, imposed on customers as a condition of a loan or sold to people who would not qualify for a claim. ...
Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Look at London – it’s a second Rome. This is what an empire looks like’ image
....The great disillusionment came upon returning to Germany in 1995, after years teaching industrial relations in the US. It was the era of Germany being labelled “the sick man of Europe”, when one in five east German workers were unemployed. ...
'Easy money' schemes a risk to young image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:56:43 AM
Will Trump herald a US economic boom? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:57:31 AM
.... If US productivity really has collapsed as much as many scholars believe, additional stimulus is likely to raise prices a lot more than output; demand will not induce new supply. On the other hand, if the US economy really does have massive quantities of underutilised and unemployed resources, the effect of Trump’s policies on growth could be considerable. ...
Post it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 12:40:29 AM
.... I have a box at home where these letters live - some are from old friends, some are from now long dead loved ones, and some mark momentous occasions in my life. A few months ago I spotted - on Facebook, ironically enough - a friend posting about a business set up to help unemployed tour guides in Mali make money, be active and tap into a letter-writing community which appears to be seeing a bit of a revival. ...
US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:33:12 PM
....The marked decline in the unemployment rate is a little misleading. It partly reflects people who are no longer looking for work - they are counted as "not in the labour force" rather than unemployed. ...
Families on tax-credit harassment: 'a massive headache and real worry' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 10:52:18 AM
....Anna Mee, 38, from Leicestershire spent hours on the phone trying to find out why she was being chased by a debt collector when she had been paying a direct debit to HMRC for more than a year, to clear overpayments in working tax credit and child tax credit. The mother of three, who works in catering, said: “In the tax year 2014-15 I started the year as a single mum, unemployed. ...
Young women 'shut out of jobs market' by lack of support image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 03:08:28 AM
....". A government spokesman said: "There are more women in work than ever before - up by well over a million since 2010 with fewer than 5% of all young women unemployed and not in full-time education. ...
The UK rise in Neets: those not in education, employment or training image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 11:33:18 AM
.... The Neets problem is another facet of the fact that the skills needs of businesses up and down the country are not being met, and is of course a tragedy for a generation of young people as well,” said Hill, external engagement director at the Open University. The Office for National Statistics said nearly half, or 43%, of all young people in the UK who were Neet were looking for work and available for work and therefore classified as unemployed. ...
The Guardian view on workers’ representation: May’s U-turn is a betrayal | Editorial image
.... Then the financial crash in 2008 illustrated two important things: first, what catastrophic decisions were taken in some bank boardrooms, and then how industrial relations had been transformed. Pay freezes and cuts in hours largely took the place of the kind of devastating jobs shakeout that led to more than three million unemployed after the 1981 recession. ...
Employment not hit by Brexit vote – but there may be clouds ahead image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:44:27 AM
.... Another is the rise of almost 10,000 in the claimant count measure of unemployment in October. The claimant count is by no means a perfect measure of joblessness since it only picks up those who are unemployed and eligible for certain state benefits. ...

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