Number of stay-at-home mothers hits record low and is falling by 500 a day, raising fears that the government is forcing families to "outsource…

Number of stay-at-home mothers hits record low and is falling by 500 a day, raising fears that the Government is forcing families to 'outsource childcare' Number of stay-at-home mums has fallen by 850,000 in the past 20 yearsBetween December 2011 and now, the number dropped by 500 per day , when the number in work hit an all-time high of nearly 30million. The British Chambers of Commerce said unemployment was likely to rise to 2.6million by next year

As if jobs weren"t hard enough to come by: 250,000 UK jobs advertises in EU (compared to France"s 14,000)

As if jobs weren't hard enough to come by: 250,000 UK jobs advertised in EU (compared to France's 14,000) Half of the jobs advertised on a taxpayer funded EU website are in Britain By contrast France advertised just 14,000 posts for other EU worker By Tim Shipman PUBLISHED: 00:35 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:27 GMT, 5 April 2013 Britain is advertising 250,000 jobs in the European Union despite unemployment at home Britain is advertising 250,000 jobs to job seekers in the European Union creating more competition for unemployed people at home. Around half the jobs advertised on a taxpayer funded EU website are in Britain, raising questions about the government’s approach to unemployment

"Turn immigrants away to save British jobs": Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemployment

'Turn immigrants away to save British jobs': Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemploymentCross-party MPs say temporary closures would aid UK employmentThey say immigration levels are 'unsustainable''Limits on immigrants will not harm economy', MPs add By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 07:20 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 29 March 2013 Britain’s borders should be closed to immigrants while the country’s own citizens are struggling to find jobs, a group of MPs said last night. Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, chairmen of the influential Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said the Government should be able to block immigration during periods of high unemployment.

UK 2013: 4,000 queue in the hope of getting a job at a new shopping centre

UK 2013: 4,000 queue in the hope of getting a job at a new shopping centre Queues formed two hours before the jobs fair opened its doorsJob seekers had to park a mile away because so many people were therePositions were sought at new 84million shopping centre with 56 shops By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 13:06 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:39 GMT, 29 March 2013 Some wore smart suits, others were dressed down in jeans.

Senate APPROVES fiscal cliff deal after White House and Republicans strike agreement

Senate APPROVES fiscal cliff deal after White House and Republicans strike agreement | UPDATED: 15:39 GMT, 1 January 2013 The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of a deal to keep the nation from falling over the fiscal cliff, with only the Republican-controlled House left to vote on the package. The vote came about five hours after the White House and congressional Republicans struck a deal

Universal credit plan "is a disaster in the making", says Minister just months ahead of launch

Universal credit plan 'is a disaster in the making', says minister just months ahead of launchDavid Cameron's new benefits initiative 'set to fail'Universal credit scheme criticised by Cabinet ministerNew system will replace list of unemployment handouts | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 31 December 2012 The universal credit scheme is a disaster waiting to happen, a Cabinet minister has warned. The initiative, which is the centrepiece of David Cameron’s welfare reforms, is due to begin with a pilot scheme in April and a national roll-out in October. Aimed at making it pay to return to work, the single benefit will replace a raft of unemployment and in-work handouts

Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handouts

Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handoutsAround 2.1 million children live in a home where no adult is workingLess-well off have become enslaved to state benefits, study says | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain pays out more on welfare than high spending social democratic nations in Scandinavia, according to a think-tank. Nearly seven out of ten children now live in a home that receives at least one cash handout other than child benefit, says the hard-hitting study by the Institute for Economic Affairs. And some 17 per cent of children – around 2.1 million – live in a home where no adult is working ‘easily the highest rate in Europe’.

President Obama named as Time"s "Person of the Year"

President Obama named as TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for the second time in four years TIME: 'Obama is the beneficiary and author of a new America' | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 Iconic: President Barack Obama has been named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2012 President Barack Obama has been named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, allowing him the honour for the second time in four years. The magazine cited the president's historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. 'He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of new America – a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of,' TIME editor Rick Stengel said as he announced the choice on the Today show on Wednesday.

New Bank of England boss Mark Carney hints he will tear up rule book to get the economy moving

New Bank of England boss hints he will tear up rule book to get the economy movingCanadian Mark Carney suggests inflation target could be ditched to focus on unemploymentGood news for mortgage holders as new Bank governor hints at low rates for years to comeHe will replace Sir Mervyn King in June next year | UPDATED: 13:48 GMT, 12 December 2012 Mark Carney, the new Bank of England governor, said it might be necessary to abandon the inflation target to prioritise growth The Canadian who will take over the Bank of England has suggested he will be more aggressive in trying to get the British economy moving. Mark Carney hinted that he thought boosting growth is more important than keeping inflation under control.

Record 24m jobs in private sector as the state payroll shrinks to its smallest number in a decade

Record 24m jobs in private sector as the state payroll shrinks to its smallest number in a decade Number of private sector workers has jumped by 627,000 in the past yearPublic sector now employs 5.7million compared to 23.9million employed by the private sectorJobless rate falls to 7.8% as 82,000 are no longer unemployed29.6million Britons now have a job – the highest number in historyAverage wage increases 1.8% leaving many worse off with inflation at 2.7%Figures also show 'deeply troubling' scale of long-term unemployment | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 12 December 2012 Around 24million people in Britain are working in the private sector, the highest number since records began, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday. Over the past year, the number of private sector workers has jumped by 627,000 – while the number of public sector workers has dropped by 128,000. The public sector is now the smallest it has been for a decade, employing 5.7million – while the private sector has hit 23.9million