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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 August 2019. The next ONS release date is 12 November 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 12 November 2019.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for September 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 8 November 2019.

  • Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

    Date:
    19 September 2019
    Type:
    News

    Entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, unless the government steps up efforts to manage the transition to automation.

  • Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

    Date:
    11 September 2019
    Type:
    News

    Employees that can't access training get trapped under a 'skills ceiling' that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a year in earnings, according to the Association of Accounting Technicians.

  • Hiring declines at fastest rate for three years

    Date:
    9 September 2019
    Type:
    News

    Political and economic uncertainty continues to affect the labour market as data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG showed that permanent placements fell at the quickest rate for more than three years.

  • Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

    Date:
    22 August 2019
    Type:
    News

    The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate their calls for a transition period ahead of any new immigration system so employers can access the labour they need.

  • Give workers more holiday to stimulate economic growth, report urges

    Date:
    12 August 2019
    Type:
    News

    Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK's productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank has suggested.

  • 'Good quality' jobs should be measure of industrial success

    Date:
    15 July 2019
    Type:
    News

    There should be an increase in "good-quality" jobs and an improvement in working conditions if the government's industrial strategy is to be a success - but this will require it to take a different approach, the TUC has argued.

  • Business secretary: 'no-deal Brexit will cost thousands of jobs'

    Date:
    15 July 2019
    Type:
    News

    Business secretary Greg Clark has warned that 'many thousands' of jobs will be lost if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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