Unemployment and employment statistics

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CMA denies blocking Microsoft-Activision deal is bad for UK’s reputation; unemployment rises – as it happened
Turning a blind eye to anti-competitive deals wouldn’t improve UK’s reputation as good place to do business, suggests Competition and Markets Authority

Graeme Wearden

16, May, 2023 @3:01 PM

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US employers added 253,000 jobs in April showing jobs market remains robust
April broke downward trend in growth of labor market, which has been slowing over the last few months

Lauren Aratani in New York

05, May, 2023 @12:39 PM

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Sickness drags down UK economy as job vacancies go unfilled
Rishi Sunak wants growth, but ONS figures show rising levels of inactivity because of ill-health

Larry Elliott Economics editor

18, Apr, 2023 @8:06 AM

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UK pay growth slowdown adds to inflation squeeze on households
Employment increased in January as younger employees returned to workplace, says ONS

Phillip Inman

14, Mar, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Hunt’s budget aims to push people back to work just as the jobs market weakens
Chancellor is trying to to increase employment, but redundancies are up and wage growth has slowed

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, Mar, 2023 @9:31 AM

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FTSE 100 hit record closing high; US inflation slows slightly to 6.4% – as it happened
Blue-chip share index has hit 7996 points for first time, but drops back as US consumer prices index is higher than expected in January

Graeme Wearden

14, Feb, 2023 @4:46 PM

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Official UK jobless figures may be missing 3m people, study finds
Report on ‘hidden unemployment’ shows stark north-south divide in adults out of work due to ill health or lack of good opportunities

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK public sector wages rise by 2.7% in a year as strikes loom
Real pay for all workers also lags behind inflation, piling on pressure amid cost of living crisis

Phillip Inman

13, Dec, 2022 @11:01 AM

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UK labour market heads for turning point as pay growth nears peak
Wage demands likely to cool as inflation starts to head down and unemployment rises

Larry Elliott Economics editor

13, Dec, 2022 @9:21 AM

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Pound rallies as US PPI inflation falls; insolvencies jump as UK economy weakens – as it happened
October’s producer price index figures fuel hopes that US inflation is easing, as company insolvencies in England and Wales jump

Graeme Wearden

15, Nov, 2022 @3:08 PM

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UK labour market is changing as inflation squeezes real pay
Workforce has shrunk amid rising long-term sickness and it appears unemployment is growing again

Larry Elliott Economics editor

15, Nov, 2022 @8:58 AM

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UK strike levels soar as public sector workers face worst pay squeeze
Wage growth continues to lag behind rising inflation as unemployment rate rises slightly

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @8:19 AM

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