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Government 'failing single parents'

Government 'failing single parents'

Children from single parent families are growing up in poverty as successive governments fail to make work pay and tackle single parent unemployment, according to single parent charity Gingerbread which is launching a three-year campaign calling on unemployment and working poverty.…

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Female unemployment drops by 16,000

Female unemployment drops by 16,000

The unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest figure since April 2009, with women accounting for the biggest drop in the three months to July, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.…

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Unemployment down and part-time jobs at record high

Unemployment down and part-time jobs at record high

The number of people in part-time jobs has risen to a record high of 8.07 million, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics for the period April to June 2012.…

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Firms 'can't retain staff for long without economic growth'

Firms 'can't retain staff for long without economic growth'

A third of firms are maintaining staff levels higher than they need, predominately to retain skills in the downturn, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.…

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Number of women on JSA rises steeply

Number of women on JSA rises steeply

The number of women claiming Jobseeker's Allowance increased by 8,000 in June to reach 530,700,  the higher figure since August 1995, according to the Office for National Statistics.…

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