The unemployment rate has fallen but there is still slack in the labour market

David Blanchflower: Wages fall as the mystery of the British and American job markets gets deeper still

Nobody, and I mean nobody, would have expected wages in the UK to be more flexible than in the US

Latest figures say export growth in Britain has slowed to its lowest point since April, while factory output is at its weakest since the start of 2013

David Blanchflower: Prices are easing and industry is slowing. Why on earth would we put up interest rates?

The underlying trend in  factory output is its weakest since the start of 2003

The recession began in the second quarter of 2008 and it took 66 months to restore lost output

David Blanchflower: Do not be fooled – growth and living standards under the Coalition have still been abysmal

Over the past six-year period real earnings in the UK fell 6.5 per cent. Only Greece was worse

In France growth is flat and unemployment is rising, but more austerity is on the menu

David Blanchflower: The European Central Bank is a crawling tortoise – six years behind the curve on stimulus

More austerity in France when fiscal and monetary policy are both too tight is a plan for disaster

Ian McCafferty, left, and Martin Weale, second left, are the ‘irrelevant minority’ of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

David Blanchflower: The inflation nutters are on the march again – and they are as wrong as ever

Martin Weale voted for rate rises in 2011 but his predictions of rising inflation did not materialise

Mark Carney lamented ‘remarkably weak’ pay growth at last week’s Inflation Report after claiming in May it could hit 2.5 per cent this year

David Blanchflower: The Bank now admits pay growth is going to be poor. They should have listened to me

The unprecedented collapse in real wages under the Coalition is even greater than in the period of the Great Recession from 2008 until the Coalition took office in May 2010

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne

David Blanchflower: Britain has taken longer to recover from recession than at any time since the South Sea Bubble

The Coalition’s triumphalism over restoring output to its starting  level is totally misplaced

David Blanchflower: A sign of recovery? Most people don't feel it

The economy is growing faster than expected, but then it's going to slow more rapidly than expected as the 2015 election approaches.

David Blanchflower: George Osborne has failed the very tests he set himself in 2010 – and we are poorer as a result

GDP per capita is lower than it was in Q2 2010 when the Coalition was formed

If he wants to turn around the Bank of England supertanker, Mark Carney has a major task ahead

Given that monetary policy decisions take around two years to have any effect on the real economy, expectations are unreasonably high for the new govenor

David Blanchflower: Foresight should not be elusive when the future is staring you in the face

If I could see the recession coming, why couldn't Sir Mervyn King?

Japan has finally joined the quantitative easing party - and better late than never

Central bank watchers in search of excitement must turn to Japan. The hope is that this dramatic action will break the two-decade deflationary spiral

George Osborne called us deficit deniers, but we were right. His economic era is over

Osborne believed in a world of fantasy economics that had no foundation in fact and was bound to fail, with devastating and cruel consequences for ordinary people.

The elderly with experience fear joblessness more than the young

Forget inflation – what hurts the most is unemployment

Osborne should have set a target for unemployment as the Fed has

The jobless are lazy? That's just a vile lie

Even the low-paid are happier and  less anxious than the unemployed

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