Tag Archives: unemployment

Unemployment Down but Job Growth May Slow

The unemployment rate in the UK has fallen over the first quarter of 2016, albeit modestly, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, the official statistical…

Minimum Wage Figures for Younger Workers to Remain Steady

The economic crisis continues to be particularly hard on young workers. The government is considering different measures to fix the growing rate of unemployment among citizens in the 16-20 year…

Concerns Over Economic Growth for Young Adults

The youngest members of the workforce are struggling the hardest in the new economy. The youth unemployment rate is the highest among all age groups in most countries around the…

Nation Contends With Fact that Women Face Greater Unemployment Levels

The unemployment rate for women is the highest it has been in 25 years. The number of women who are considered unemployed is still less than half that of their…

Graduates Without Work Experience Have Difficulty Finding Employment

There was a time when people believed a college degree was the ticket to success. That has changed significantly in the past couple of years, according to a report by…

Employees in the UK Work More than All But Two EU Countries

According to the Office for National Statistics, UK employees work an average workweek of 42.7 hours. This is a longer workweek than any country in the EU except Austria and…

Dying for the financial crisis to end?

Reasearch conducted in the the UK and the US found a significant rise in suicides among people of working age between 2007 and 2009. Health experts are blaming the financial…

IMF says Spain’s economy still facing major risks

It seems that the Euro is in the news a lot just lately. A few months ago I wrote about Spain, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Italy all heading for financial…

Land Rover to create 1,000 jobs in the West Midlands

At long last some good news on the job front from prestigious British brands. Jaguar and Land Rover are showing the way forward with employment and export’s. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-12983188 These companies…

Northern Rock to axe 680 jobs to cut costs

Strange headline this is, only 10 days ago the bank bosses at Northern Rock paid  themselves 13 million pounds in bonus, strange when you think about it, as the bank…