Labour market data may be ‘the harbinger of a downturn’
Matthew Lesh quoted in The Mail
Prof. Len Shackleton appears on Times Radio
Prof. Len Shackleton writes for The Express
“There are also some worrying trends below the surface: public sector employment as a share of total employment continues to rise, while women’s employment slipped back compared to men’s.
“And any employment growth seems to be associated with non-UK nationals, whose numbers in work rose by over 370,000 since the end of last year.
“Meanwhile, far too many working-age Brits sit it out on the touchline. Indeed the UK economy resembles a poorly-performing football team whose manager is about to be sacked.
“Although gaffer Rishi is not short of strikers – indeed last month saw our biggest total since the 1980s – one of his problems is that too many players are sitting out the game in the stands.”
Read Len’s full piece here.