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The number of people with jobs in the UK just hit an all-time high

The Office for National Statistics released its latest snapshot of the state of the UK's jobs market on Tuesday morning, showing employment and job vacancies at record highs.
In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan and Norman Tebbit both blamed the unemployed for being poor. But their beliefs no longer make any sense in a world of full employment.

The ‘supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,’ and that’s why you’re not getting a pay raise anytime ...

Working is no longer a guaranteed way of getting ahead. Instead, it may keep you poor. You cannot get rich working for Uber. You cannot get rich working for Deliveroo.
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North Dakota’s oil boomtowns are facing an uncertain future — here’s what it’s like to live there

The discovery of oil in northwestern North Dakota turned several small towns into unexpected boomtowns from 2006 to 2014. But the end of the boom spelled economic disaster for many of the new residents in towns such as Williston and Watford City.

Democrats are reportedly worried that the economy could help Republicans in coming elections

Democrats are worried recent positive developments of the economy could mean victory for Republicans in November's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election, according to a report by The Hill.
Glen Crabtree, a floor hand for Raven Drilling, smiles while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation on July 23, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota.

Local unemployment rates reveal a surprising amount about what’s going on in the economy — and they’re hinting at a boom in manufact...

UBS looked at changes in county unemployment rates across the US, and that local data illustrated some bigger trends.
City workers cross London Bridge during the morning rush-hour in the City of London August 11, 2010.

UK unemployment falls once again — and Brits are finally getting a pay rise

Unemployment in the UK unexpectedly fell between December and February, according to new data released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday.

These 5 charts show the state of pay and employment in Britain

Britain's labour market has been the subject of much head-scratching in recent years.

4.3%: UK unemployment falls back to near record lows

Unemployment in the UK unexpectedly fell between November and January, according to new data released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday.

UK unemployment jumps by the most in 5 years as wages continue to grow ahead of expectations

The UK's unemployment rate increased from 4.3% to 4.4% over the most recent data period.

Janet Yellen’s departure from the Fed is a huge loss for anyone who cares about unemployment

OPINION: Janet Yellen will leave a big gap in the institution she led for four years, the first woman to do so in the central bank's over 100-year history.