Unemployment

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m ‘plan for jobs’ extension
The chancellor will lay out a package of measures designed to stem rise in unemployment as furlough ends

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

03, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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‘Missing workforce’ could ease Britain’s labour market crisis
Vacancies are at record levels, so why are millions of people looking for jobs and what can be done to help them?

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Furlough was an effective bridge, but many have yet to cross the Covid chasm
Analysis: mismatches between high-vacancy sectors and those receiving emergency support belie Sunak’s trust in market forces

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Ditching furlough scheme will add to UK’s economic woes, warn unions and firms
Rishi Sunak criticised for cutting off wage-subsidy lifeline that still supports over a million jobs

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘My future is overseas’: Tunisians look to Europe as Covid hits tourism
As the pandemic deals a death blow to an already struggling sector, former workers see little hope for recovery

Simon Speakman Cordall in Hammamet, Tunisia

28, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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UK jobseekers are offered six months of free broadband
Joint TalkTalk and government scheme to tackle digital exclusion gives no-contract uncapped usage

Rupert Jones

27, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?
Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits?

Zoe Williams

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Surge in UK job vacancies driven by low-paying work, says IFS
Report says employment opportunities more than 10% below pre-pandemic levels for quarter of workforce

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Furlough-style benefit could guarantee 80% of earnings, says thinktank
Unemployment scheme would be based on NI contributions for people who have ‘paid into the system’

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

05, Sep, 2021 @12:12 PM

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Stratford-upon-Avon revives medieval recruitment drive at ‘mop fair’
Hopes that tradition from 14th century will help ease pressure on hospitality sector in area

Joanna Partridge

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Covid has played havoc with interpreting economic trends | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Caution is needed when extrapolating from statistics in times that are far from normal

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

21, Aug, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The Guardian view on Sunak’s task: build a society fit for industrial change | Editorial
Editorial: Post-Covid, the state can help workers find new jobs in blossoming sectors when old jobs in obsolete ones wither away

Editorial

15, Aug, 2021 @4:16 PM

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