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Economic View: In the past, there may have been more people working in the informal economy
Drop takes rate within 0.1% of threshold at which Bank of England could end interest rate freeze - but it may still "move the goalposts"
City traders sent the pound soaring following a shock fall in unemployment and the first explicit signal from the Bank of England on how it would handle a hike in interest rates.
Shadow minister tells ‘The Independent’ those who refuse training will lose benefits
It's the street that’s split opinion all over Britain... and now you can buy your very own house on it.
The Bank of England will hold interest rates at record lows once more today, amid speculation it will have to change the threshold for considering a hike in the cost of borrowing within months.
The series has prompted a police probe and complaints from viewers
Eurozone unemployment was stable in November, prompting some analysts to suggest that the region’s problems might be beginning to abate.
One in three long-term unemployed young people have contemplated suicide
Teenagers who fail to get five top-grade GCSE passes are more likely to feel “ashamed” and believe they have no talent, according to research out today.
Fears that a torrent of Romanians and Bulgarians would take advantage of new rules freeing them to live and work in the UK prove unfounded
The 'grotesque practice' of charging low-income people to withdraw their own money from bank accounts has been condemned after a report revealed that more than 300,000 of the poorest people in Britain live at least 1km from a cash machine that does not charge for withdrawals.
The French President staked his political credibility on a fall in the number of unemployed by the end of the year, but the figures are not going his way. What now for France’s increasingly unpopular leader, asks John Lichfield
Over 32,000 people have not received benefit payments in time for Christmas due to an “administrative error” at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
These inactive folks stand ready to return to the labour force if jobs become available
America's central bank acts after two year budget deal was recently agreed in Congress - removing the threat of another government shutdown in the near future