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Dale Mortensen shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics for developing innovative methods to analyse unemployment and labour markets. He started out by wanting to know why some people remained unemployed when businesses had jobs they could not fill, and he wondered why similar jobs could have significantly different salaries.

40-year-old well-educated women are the happiest workers

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Claims of grade inflation after a record number of first class degrees were awarded last summer

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Labour MOT-style test for teachers would be a 'bureaucratic nightmare' says Schools Minister David Laws

Labour's Shadow Education Secretary unveiled his plans on Wednesday

Family 'bitterly disappointed' at decision not to prosecute officer for murder over Anthony Grainger shooting

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy will be charged with breaching health and safety rules over police killing of unarmed man

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer fires number two Henrique de Castro

Decision comes just 15 months after she poached him from rival Google

Hamish McRae: There has always been tension between France and the UK – but we face the same practical difficulties

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Wheels of state: David Cameron would face the roughest of rides were he to betray Samantha... by scooter

PMs and prudes: What if it was David Cameron accused of having an affair in office?

Andy McSmith wonders how our media would react – and whether he would be able to keep his job

Chalk talk: BBC's Tough Young Teachers dispels any myth that teaching is a cushy career

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The charity Stonewall revealed its Top 100 Employers list on Wednesday

Stonewall Top 100: MoD a top employer for gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual workers

Organisations to receive recognition from the charity include an NHS Trust, and a housing company

There is concern that a ‘perfect storm’ of graduate debt, lack of finance and job insecurity is brewing

Top employers are reserving nearly 40% of their graduate jobs for interns

This figure rises to 75% for City investment banks, according to a new survey

Chief schools inspector blasts 'national scandal' that causes 40 per cent of teachers to quit within five years

Sir Michael Wilshaw calls for a tough new inspection regime to ensure adequate training

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The army's recruiting website is behind schedule; millions of pounds have already been spent on the project, and another £50 million is being considered to fix it

MoD 'is squandering millions on flawed computer system that is hampering recruitment'

£1.3bn online scheme is almost two years behind schedule, leading to recruitment targets being missed and applications being lost

Thinking about a career change? Get into teaching

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