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Imperial Tobacco Shuts Factory As Brits Shun Cigs

PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

Imperial Tobacco is to end cigarette manufacturing in the UK after announcing plans to close its factory in Nottingham with the loss of up to 540 jobs...

These Figures Just Undermined Osborne's Claims About Getting Britain Working

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's claim to be "getting Britain working" has been savagely undermined by official figures showing that the number of people out of work ...

'Pick Fruit Or Lose Your Benefits' Minister Says

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Unemployed Britons should have to pick fruit on farms or be stripped of their benefits, farming minister George Eustice has suggested. The Tory min...

Why Can't A Record Number Of People Find Full-Time Jobs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The number of people forced to work part-time because they have not been able to find full-time work is at its highest level since records began, offi...

Asa Bennett

Employment Is At A 'Record High', But Is It All It Seems?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Politics

Coalition ministers and their supporters in the press have seized upon the latest employment figures showing that the number of people in work have in...

Unemployed 'Should Spend 35 Hours A Week In Jobcentres'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has unveiled new plans to force jobseekers to spend 35 hours a week at the job centre to show they are not trying to "cheat the syst...

Asa Bennett

How Do We Get Young People Into Jobs? Britain's Experts Weigh In

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

Youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high this year, with the number rising by 9,000 from February to April this year. Meanwhile, the Office...

Unemployment Falls, But Part-Time Jobs At Record High

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

Unemployment has fallen by 24,000 to 2.49 million people but the number of people in part-time work has risen to its highest level since records bega...

Long-Term Jobless Now Highest Since 1996

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

The amount of people out of work for over a year is at its highest level since 1996, despite a fall in the number of people on the dole, according to ...

Unemployment Jumps 15,000 To 2.52 Million

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

Unemployment has increased by 15,000 to 2.52 million, while total pay growth has fallen to its lowest level in four years. It is the third quarterl...

Unemployment Increases By 70,000 To Hit 2.56 Million

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Politics

Unemployment has increased by 70,000 to 2.56 million, with rises among young people and those out of work for more than a year. The total is the wo...

Pension Relief Targeted By Labour To Help Unemployed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Politics

Pension tax relief for top earners could be slashed to provide guaranteed jobs for the long-term unemployed, under plans unveiled by Labour. Shadow...

Unemployment Falls To Lowest Level In A Year After Olympics Boost

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level for a year after a big jump in the number of people in work, new figures showed today. The jobless tota...

Olympic Boost? Unemployment Falls For Fourth Month In A Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

Unemployment has fallen for the fourth month in a row and more jobs are being created, especially for people over the age of 65, new figures showed on...

Jobless Rate To Rise By 100,000 By September

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Another 100,000 people will be without a job before the end of the summer and unemployment will not fall for 18 months, a study has shown. An analy...

The Shameful Squandering of One Million Young Lives

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

The devastating news that youth unemployment now tops the one million mark makes clear that some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the UK are paying with their livelihoods for an economic crisis they did not cause. Why is their plight being ignored?

Government Must Tackle Unemployment After Number Of Jobless Women Hits 23 Year High

Stephen Timms | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

Long term unemployment has doubled over the past year. The biggest rise in unemployment for two years - since before the end of the recession. A very worrying surge in youth unemployment, by 78,000. And the largest number of women out of work for 23 years.

Second Wave Of Enterprise Zones 'Could Create 30,000 Jobs'

PA | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- David Cameron has announced a second wave of enterprise zones designed to kick-start Britain's economy. The Prime Minister sai...

Jobs Divide 'Hits Homeowners In Britain's North'

PA | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A rise in mortgage arrears and negative equity in the north of Britain have been blamed on the UK's growing north-south jobs divi...