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A report released on Tuesday evening (8th April 2014), The Geography Of Youth Unemployment - A Route Map For Change, by The Work Foundation will show that even in the recovery the UK’s youth unemployment crisis continues to leave almost one in five young people looking for work are unable to find a job. The youth unemployment problem is so endemic in the UK that even those cities with the lowest rates (around 13%) are still a third higher than the German national average (8.6%) and double that of Germany’s best performing cities (e.g. Hamburg at 5%).
A paper released on Tuesday (8th April 2014), London: A Tale of Two Cities, from The Work Foundation will show that London still faces a huge youth unemployment problem which particularly affects young people from ethnic minorities. It reveals a gap of 18 percentage points between the employment rates for white British young people (86%) compared to those from Black African and Caribbean ethnic groups (68%).
Commenting on its submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee for their investigation of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments (WCA), Jenny Gulliford, policy and research officer, said:
Jenny Gulliford, policy and research officer at The Work Foundation, comments on the early exit of Atos from Work Capability Assessment (WCA) contract.
Kathryn Ray, senior researcher at The Work Foundation, comments on today's Work Programme statistics.
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation comments on today's Budget.
Commenting on today's labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, said:
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation responds to the consultation on zero-hours contracts by calling for a 'code of conduct' rather than a ban.
Commenting on the latest ONS release of figures on zero hours contracts, Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, said:
Commenting on today's Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) statistics released by the ONS, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at The Work Foundation, said:
Commenting on today's ONS report on sickness absence in the labour market, Karen Steadman said 'Today’s release from the ONS shows no overall change in levels of sickness absence (131 million days) on 2011, but reveals that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) (30.6 million days) and mental health (15.2 million days) continue to be the major causes.'
“Today’s statistics from the ONS show the labour market is continuing to recover strongly. Full-time employment is increasing quickly and unemployment is falling. However, the data also highlights just how tough the labour market is at the margins as the cost of living continues to rise with real wages continuing to fall.