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Low pay in Northern Ireland: An Update

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At the start of this month NISRA published its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings for April 2020. This data offers us our annual opportunity to have a look at what has been happening in the economy over the year in terms of wages and of course, in the context of this year, it offers us the first...

The rising tide of unemployment: Government policy is key to preventing a winter of discontent

The seasonally adjusted Labour Force Survey estimates for Northern Ireland for the period June-August 2020 showed that, over the quarter the unemployment rate increased by 1.2pps to 3.7%. I believe this figure alone represents the start of the labour market shake-out and beginning of crises (as...