Tags: wages

Pay and jobs jump yet still jobless claimant count stays stubborn

The UK economy continues to grow, new figures have shown with a record number of people working and the amount being paid in salary also on the rise. However the outlook is not all rosy, there was a rise in the number of people claiming job seeker allowance, although the overall number of those out of work fell.

Earnings growth at record low as low-paid jobs boom over higher-paid ones

The shift in employment from higher to lower paying industries, combined with rising levels of under-employment have helped push earnings growth to a record low, according to a new report published by the TUC. The TUC-commissioned report examines why average weekly earnings growth – a measure of pay growth published every month by the Office…

UK employment is in a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ situation, says Unite the union

Record low pay and rising insecure employment are blighting economic recovery, despite the apparent fall in unemployment, Unite, the country’s largest union, said. Unite repeated its call for Britain’s workers to receive a pay rise to generate economic activity, make workers and their families more secure and to lift thousands out of reliance on benefits…