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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 June 2019. The next ONS release date is 10 September 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 10 September 2019.

  • 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.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for July 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 6 September 2019.

  • '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.

  • Technical qualifications to be revamped to boost uptake

    Date:
    10 July 2019
    Type:
    News

    The education secretary plans to revamp the lesser-known Level 4 and 5 qualifications to encourage more students to study them and help meet employers' demand for the specialist skills they provide.

  • Post-Brexit regional skills funding under threat

    Date:
    8 July 2019
    Type:
    News

    Regions of the UK are at risk of losing out on £2.1 billion of funding per year, which includes subsidies for job creation and skills training, if the government does not create alternative funding arrangements when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Gig economy doubles in three years

    Date:
    28 June 2019
    Type:
    News

    One in 10 working-age adults in the UK work on gig economy platforms, double the number who did so in 2016, according to a study by the University of Hertfordshire and the TUC.

  • Manufacturing sector could lose 20m jobs to automation

    Date:
    26 June 2019
    Type:
    News

    Up to 20 million jobs in manufacturing could be replaced by robots by 2030, with each new robot taking over 1.6 jobs in the sector.

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