UK jobs

The latest figures on UK pay growth and unemployment present a complex picture of the country’s labour market. The unemployment rate has seen a slight uptick to 4.2%, a rise from the previous 3.9%. This increase, which is more than anticipated, suggests a softening in the labour market. Conversely, wage growthRead More →

Not working

More than a fifth of working-age adults in the UK are currently not actively seeking employment, according to recent figures. The economic inactivity rate during the period from November 2023 to January 2024 stood at 21.8%, a slight increase compared to the previous year. This means that approximately 9.2 million people aged between 16 and 64 are neither employed nor activelyRead More →

U.S. workers

Job creation in the U.S. surged in January 2024, as the economy continued to defy predictions of a slowdown The U.S. economy added 353,000 jobs and average hourly pay jumped, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%, the Labour Department said. The report extended more job gains that hasRead More →

Farmring in th UK

Attracting seasonal workers remains a problem for some UK farmers, despite the UK government’s attempts to increase the number of visas available for people from overseas. There is a shortage of short term farm labour in the UK to pick crops, especially potatoes. Some of the possible causes and consequencesRead More →