While government payments and programs go some way to reducing inequality, the transformation of the labour market and its institutions has cut workers' share of the pie to historic lows.
A new report by the Migration Advisory Committee on the impact of EU migration on the UK has highlighted the reliance of farms on migrant labour.
Labour's immigration plans are progressive, but could still get bogged down in red tape.
As Australia started to professionalise the change was led by industries dominated by women.
With most new jobs going to women, their workforce participation rate is growing at nine times the rate for men. But, while participation is on track for parity in a decade, pay is another matter.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
There is very little evidence that overall labour market insecurity is getting any worse. Trends are stable for rates of casualisation, churn, self-employment and multiple job holders.
A two-year study finds dissatisfaction with current arrangements, but also identifies small changes that can make a big difference in helping to find suitable jobs for older workers.
A long read on the decimation of British jobcentres – and why it puts the rollout of Universal Credit at risk.
New data shows another drop in the number of EU citizens coming to the UK since Brexit.
The government claims university degrees are failing businesses, but analysis of the latest graduate outcome and employer satisfaction surveys tells us the problem is with underemployment.
The idea that automation and robotics will lead to huge job losses is wrong. Big business likes the sweat of cheap labour too much.
Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.
New research shows just how key grandparents are to childcare.
Workers are getting ABNs and being employed as contractors responsible for their own tax payments. This is undercutting conditions and eroding the most important part of the nation's tax base.
Supply chains are much clearer than they used to be but the same can't be said about labour.
Data show that people don't feel more insecure in their jobs now. In fact, that feeling is decreasing.
Until you reach 25, employers can pay you less than your older colleagues.
Estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that the number of direct full-time equivalent jobs in renewable energy activities has continued to fall from its 2011-12 peak.
Economic arguments against immigration often rest on simplistic arguments of supply and demand. The data show immigration has a negligible effect on wages, employment or hours worked.