Tag Archive: employment

  1. The Markets

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    It’s déjà vu all over again!

    Last year, pundits and analysts tried to discern when the Federal Reserve might begin to end quantitative easing by reading economic tea leaves. For months, bad economic news proved to be good news for stock markets. This year, investors are seeking signs which might indicate when the Fed will begin to raise interest rates and, once again, bad news has become good news. Last week’s weaker-than-expected unemployment report helped push U.S. stock markets higher, according to Reuters, because it was interpreted to mean the Fed would not raise rates soon.  (more…)

  2. When I’m 64……

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    The number of people aged over 65 in work has reached a new record. 

    There are now over one million people in work aged 65 or over according to the latest statistics from the ONS. That represents nearly one in ten of the 65 and older population – more than double the proportion at the start of 2001. There has been a steadily rising trend, seemingly immune to the vagaries of the UK economy since the turn of the millennium.