Labour market

Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business
Robot barman
Global Economy

Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business

Staff shortages are not going away any time soon – businesses that can do without a big workforce will thrive, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Sep 2021
Lorry driver shortage: where have all the truckers gone and what can we do about it?
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UK Economy

Lorry driver shortage: where have all the truckers gone and what can we do about it?

It’s a tough job and pay has been squeezed for years. Brexit and the pandemic sent many workers home. Now we all face the consequences in the form of …
10 Sep 2021
Should investors be worried about stagflation?
Worker on a car production line
US Economy

Should investors be worried about stagflation?

The latest US employment data has raised the ugly spectre of “stagflation” – weak growth and high inflation. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and …
6 Sep 2021
Wages are soaring and job vacancies are at record levels – is inflation next?
Boris Johnson outside a Job Centre
Inflation

Wages are soaring and job vacancies are at record levels – is inflation next?

Wages in the UK are rising fast as the economy rebounds from the Covid recession. Will that drive inflation? John Stepek looks at what’s driving wages…
17 Aug 2021
UK employment figures and wages up as recovery gains speed
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UK Economy

UK employment figures and wages up as recovery gains speed

The number of British workers in employment is over half a million more than it was this time last year, with weekly earnings rising by around 7% year…
15 Jul 2021