Real wage growth is just above 0%
This claim doesn’t factor in inflation, nor peoples’ total pay. Total pay in the UK is growing in real-terms by 0.2% in the three months to July 2018.
How many people on zero hours contracts want more hours?
Around 780,000 people were estimated to be on zero hours contracts in mid-2018.
What is unemployment?
How many people are unemployed in the UK?
Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?
All of these groups have had a reduction in pay since 2010, when you take into account inflation.
Is the government’s pay rise for public sector workers a real-terms pay cut?
The recently announced pay rises are either above or slightly below inflation forecasts. These don’t cover all public sector workers.
How the jobs market for young people has changed since 2010
Youth unemployment has fallen in the last eight years, and young people stay on in full time education more than they used to.
Did the Conservatives refuse to support 6500 British shipbuilding jobs?
Estimates for the economic and jobs impact of keeping a shipbuilding contract in the UK make assumptions that are unevidenced.
How many retail jobs have been lost this year?
Over the long term the number of UK retail jobs appear stable, but jobs in other sectors are growing.
Are pay packets growing?
Wages are lower than they were ten years ago, but on some measures have risen since last year.
What’s happened to employment since the vote to leave the EU?
Employment is up, unemployment is down and there are more people from outside the UK in work than before the Brexit vote.
Is youth unemployment down 40%?
The number of unemployed 16-24 year olds has fallen by 43% between 2010 and 2018.
Student ‘debts’ aren’t really debts
Politicians were accused of misrepresenting students’ finance options - so how does it work?
Who gets more, pensioners or refugees?
What’s the difference between what pensioners, ‘illegal immigrants’ and refugees can claim?
Are taxpayers paying less income tax than in 2010?
The typical taxpayer will pay £850 less in income tax in 2018/19 compared to 2010/11, once inflation is included.
Gender pay gap: what do the new figures tell us?
New figures reveal the gender pay gap among 10,000 UK employers.
11% of UK engineers are women
There are an estimated 48,000 women working in engineering professions compared to 400,000 men.
32,000 people work in the British steel industry
32,000 people worked in steel in 2016. More than half of these jobs are in Wales, and Yorkshire and Humber.
People who look after people tend to be women on low pay
More women work in occupations that tend to offer lower salaries such as administration and caring.
The gender pay gap has been falling over time
The gender pay gap, measured by comparing median hourly earnings, is close to a record low level in the UK.
More people are in work since the Brexit vote
Employment has increased since the Brexit vote, and the unemployment rate is 4.3%.
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.