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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 2018. The next ONS release date is 13 November 2018.

  • 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 13 November 2018.

  • Employers should act now to mitigate job automation effect

    Date:
    15 October 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to have a significant impact on pay, working conditions and productivity. Ashleigh Webber reports from the Acas Future of Work conference, where speakers explained what employers should prepare for.

  • Three-quarters of services firms struggling to fill vacancies

    Date:
    8 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    The percentage of services firms finding it difficult to fill vacancies has risen to an all-time high, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

  • Brexit threat to men in manual jobs with few qualifications

    Date:
    5 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Male manual workers with few qualifications will be most affected by new trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU, according to research.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for September 2018 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 8 November 2018.

  • Corbyn vows to "rebalance power" in the workplace

    Date:
    26 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Labour will "rebalance power in the workplace" if the party wins power, Jeremy Corbyn said in his speech closing the party's conference today.

  • Job automation: more than half of workers will need reskilling by 2022

    Date:
    18 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    More than half (54%) of the workforce will need reskilling in the next five years as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) take over a significant proportion of current jobs.

  • Migration experts highlight Brexit risks for low-skilled jobs

    Date:
    4 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    A new study on how low-skilled roles will be filled in the UK after Brexit has warned that alternatives to hiring EU labour may risk labour exploitation, inefficiency and high costs.

  • Finance leaders say AI will soon replace half of banking sector's jobs

    Date:
    28 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    A former Barclays chief executive has joined the Bank of England's chief economist, Citigroup's investment chief and other leading bankers in predicting that the sector could soon lose swathes of jobs to technology.

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