What is unemployment?
How many people are unemployed in the UK?
Productivity: are we keeping up with Germany?
On average German workers took four hours to produce what UK workers produced in five hours in 2016.
Is unemployment the lowest it has been since 1975?
Yes, as a percentage of all adults either working or looking for a job across the UK.
Is wage growth at the same level as during the Napoleonic wars?
Wage growth is at its lowest level in peacetime since the the Napoleonic Wars.
Does the UK have lower unemployment than the Eurozone?
The UK unemployment rate was 4.3% earlier this year, compared to 9% average across the Eurozone.
Shared parental leave: self-employed people
The rules around the pay and leave parents can qualify for when having a child are complicated.
Are people in work using food banks?
15% of households that use Trussell Trust foodbanks include at least one person with some work or employment income.
What proportion of benefit claimants has Universal Credit been applied to?
Between 8% of expected claimants by 2022 are claiming Universal Credit.
How have wages changed over the past decade?
Average wages have fallen and are starting to recover. Even as the average wage fell, many people's wages were going up.
UK economy; what was the OECD's verdict?
The UK economy grew at 0.3% in the last quarter, this is the slowest growth rate in the EU.
Unemployment in the UK since 1975
Unemployment was at 4.3% between May and July 2017.
Are British businesses struggling with recruitment?
52% of businesses surveyed by Lloyd’s Bank in June were struggling to recruit skilled labour.
How many people earn less than the living wage?
Around 6 million employee jobs earned less than the living wage in 2016. We can’t say exactly how many people this applies to as some may be doing more than one job.
Disabled people in work
The number of disabled people in work has increased over the last four years.
Executive pay: power to the shareholders?
Executive pay policy is being strengthened, but not to the extent that was previously pledged.
The Rates: National Minimum Wage, National Living Wage and Living Wage
What is the National Minimum Wage? What is a living wage? How different are they and what does the law say about them?
Is youth unemployment at a historic low?
Youth unemployment in the UK is currently 12.5%, among the lowest it’s been since 2005.
Who's working in the 'gig economy'?
Some of the key figures on the gig economy, to put the claims into context.
Are the Conservatives right about Labour’s tax plans?
The Conservatives have said that Labour plans to increase the basic rate of income tax to 25%, but that’s not the case. Labour said it won’t raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000.
SNP Manifesto: Productivity and unemployment
The facts about productivity and unemployment in Scotland.
The facts about zero hours contracts
They've been called 'flexible' by some and 'exploitative' by others, but what are zero hour contracts? What rights do people employed on them have? And how many people are on them anyway?
What does “Full Employment” actually mean?
Surprisingly, it’s not simple.
Conservative Manifesto: Employment
We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.