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Labour market

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  • Type:
    Indicators

    Working hours

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of July 2020. The next ONS release date is 13 October 2020.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Employment

    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 13 October 2020.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Recruitment

    Updated to include data for August 2020 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 8 October 2020.

  • Date:
    11 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Employees on payrolls fall by largest amount in 11 years

    The number of employees on payrolls fell by 730,000 between March and July 2020 - the largest quarterly drop since 2009 - but recruitment bodies suggest there have been signs of recovery over recent weeks.

  • Date:
    16 July 2020
    Type:
    News

    UK records biggest fall in working hours since 1971

    The number of weekly working hours in the UK has fallen by 16.7%, the largest decrease since records began in 1971 with total hours dropping to their lowest level since the early summer of 1997.

  • Date:
    8 July 2020
    Type:
    News

    Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1,000 "job retention bonus" for employers that bring workers back from furlough.

  • Date:
    16 June 2020
    Type:
    News

    Employees on payrolls drop 600,000 in two months

    The UK could be heading into an "employment crisis", commentators have warned, as the number of employees on payrolls dropped by 612,000 in two months.

  • Date:
    22 April 2020
    Type:
    News

    UK employment at all-time high before lockdown

    The UK employment rate reached a record high before social distancing and coronavirus lockdown measures forced the closure of the majority of workplaces.

  • Date:
    23 March 2020
    Type:
    News

    Supermarkets create 30,000 jobs to meet surging demand

    Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Asda have embarked on a hiring spree in order to meet high demand.

  • Date:
    12 March 2020
    Type:
    News

    Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

    Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget announcement yesterday was rightly focused on the how the Government would support employers and workers as the UK attempts to contain the spread of the virus.

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