The ONS today reported that unemployment has risen to 2.68 million, an increase of 118,000. Here we present some of the expert analysis on unemployment issues from our archive.
Matt Cavanagh argues that the evidence does not prove that cutting immigration will make a significant contribution to reducing unemployment.
Andrew Sissons takes a look at how we got in this position of ballooning unemployment and suggests that the government should commit to more spending on innovation and infrastructure.
Joblessness among the UK’s younger generation is currently at very high levels, but the rise in youth unemployment began in 2004, well before the onset of recession. Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen consider potential explanations.