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Lizzie Crowley

Labour market has turned a corner but little impact on youth unemployment

Authors: Lizzie Crowley Lizzie Crowley

11 September 2013


Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Lizzie Crowley, senior researcher at The Work Foundation, said:

Today’s figures show positive signs of labour market growth. But there has been little impact on the youth labour market and wage growth remains sluggish.”
“Encouragingly, employment continues to grow especially in full-time rather than part-time work. There are now 80,000 more people in work than in the previous quarter, with growth concentrated amongst men in full-time jobs.”


Notes to editors

1. Lizzie Crowley and Dr Ben Reid are available for interviews, briefings and written comment.
2. The Work Foundation aims to be the leading independent, international authority on work and its future, influencing policy and practice for the benefit of society. The Work Foundation is part of Lancaster University – an alliance that enables both organisations to further enhance their impact.

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