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Labour market

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  • Working hours

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of April 2019. The next ONS release date is 16 July 2019.

  • Employment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and ManpowerGroup. The next ONS release date is 16 July 2019.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for May 2019 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 5 July 2019.

  • Expand shortage occupation list to meet skills needs

    Date:
    30 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    The shortage occupation list should be expanded to allow more migrant workers to fill a wider range of health, IT and engineering occupations, the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended. But the list could become redundant under future immigration rules.

  • Address north-south jobs divide, says inequality report

    Date:
    30 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    More than half of the UK's future job growth will be in London and the south-east, according to a report by the UK2070 Commission.

  • Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

    Date:
    13 May 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    New technology is often hailed as the UK's economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI's potential for radically altering workplace relationships and impacting our mental health, asks Acas's Adrian Wakeling.

  • Future jobs will require the human touch, says Amber Rudd

    Date:
    10 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    Increased automation will allow employers to offer roles that require distinct "human sensibilities" and allow workers to be more creative, according to the government.

  • Social inequality 'stagnant' and could get worse

    Date:
    1 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    Government departments should be "model employers" when it comes to promoting social mobility, according to a report from the Social Mobility Commission, which urges them to sign up to the voluntary Living Wage.

  • Overeducation blights careers across UK

    Date:
    30 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    New data released by the Office for National Statistics has shown that almost a third of graduates have more education than is required for their job.

  • 'Asylum migrants' earn less than UK-born workers

    Date:
    26 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    People that come to the UK as "asylum migrants" are more likely to be unemployed, earn less and work fewer hours than UK-born workers and other economic migrants, a study has revealed.

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