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The missing million: Addressing the youth employment challenge

The number of unemployed young people in the UK stands at almost one million and, unlike adult unemployment, this number has hardly fallen since the recession. Of particular concern are the 282,000 (July-Sep 2013) young people that have been unemployed for over 12 months.

For the UK, higher unemployment leads to lost economic productivity and higher welfare costs. And the costs for the individual are even more profound: unemployment can have scarring effects on wages; increase the likelihood of future spells of unemployment; and affect mental and physical wellbeing.  Successive governments have tried and failed to tackle this crisis and the aim of this research programme is to find solutions that really can make an impact.

The missing million is a two-year, solutions-focused project with the aim of increasing the employment prospects of young people in the UK. To do this, the project will answer two key questions:

We also have a number of upcoming releases scheduled for later in 2014 on the following topics: 

  • The graduate labour market and their experience unemployment
  • The role of self employment in tackling youth unemployment
  • NEET prevention strategies
  • Churn and the youth labour market

Related Reports

Our submission to Education Select Committee`s call on apprenticeships and traineeships for 16 - 19 yrs olds
This submission looks at the effectiveness of apprenticeships and traineeships for 16-19 year olds, including in terms of meeting employer needs in various sectors, and providing young people with a solid foundation for employment in general or in particular occupations or for further study.

18 November 2014

The Geography of Youth Unemployment: A route map for change
In this report we investigate how young people’s employment prospects vary in different parts of the country, why tailored local approaches are necessary, and what the role of local partners should be in tackling youth unemployment. There is a distinctive geographic pattern to youth unemployment in the UK. For example, in cities such as Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Glasgow the youth unemployment rate is more than twice that of cities such as Southampton, York and Reading (above 25% in the former, and below 13% in the latter3).

Lizzie Crowley and Nye Cominetti
08 April 2014

London: A Tale of Two Cities
The youth unemployment rate in London stands at 25 per cent. But this rate masks sharp disparities across the city region. Whilst the inner East of the city still fares poorly, outer London boroughs are now registering some of the highest rates of youth unemployment in London. This mirrors wider changes in the distribution of unemployment, and of poverty and deprivation more generally.

Ceri Hughes and Lizzie Crowley
08 April 2014

Our submission to the Public Bill Committee on the Deregulation Bill
This submission focuses on the Deregulation Bill and outlines The Work Foundation's recommendations regarding the simplification of apprenticeships.

Katy Jones
25 March 2014

Autumn Statement 2013: A submission from The Work Foundation
In its submission to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement, The Work Foundation presented its four-point plan on how to address the UK’s youth unemployment crisis by looking at apprenticeships, careers advice, transport barriers and developing innovative local approaches.

Ian Brinkley and Lizzie Crowley
29 November 2013

The road less travelled? Improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people
This paper looks at apprenticeships in the youth labour market, then looks at the case study of adult social care and concludes with suggestions for policy development.

Katy Jones
07 November 2013

The Gender Jobs Split: How young men and women experience the labour market
This Touchstone Extra considers how the pathways into work for young people vary by gender.

Ian Brinkley, Katy Jones and Neil Lee
01 November 2013

Aspirations and Experience - UK young people and work in 2013
KFC and The Work Foundation join together on the 'Youth Insight' survey - in it we hear the voices of UK young people on their experience of the world of work, and their aspirations for the future. It finds young people with high aspirations, but currently needing far more support from business, schools and government working together if they are to realise those goals.

Dr Benjamin Reid and Nye Cominetti
16 October 2013

Beyond the business case: The employer`s role in tackling youth unemployment
Youth unemployment remains a serious national problem. This report – the third in our Missing Million research series – asks: what is the role of employers in tackling youth unemployment?

Nye Cominetti, Paul Sissons and Katy Jones
03 July 2013

International Lessons: Youth unemployment in the global context
This report examines the UK’s youth unemployment problem in an international context, drawing lessons from Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Australia.

Lizzie Crowley, Katy Jones, Nye Cominetti and Jenny Gulliford
29 January 2013

Missing Million Policy Paper 2: Transport barriers to youth employment
This report shows how rising transport costs are making it difficult for thousands of young people to participate in education and training, leaving many unable to enter or stay in work.

Katy Jones
14 December 2012

Raising Aspirations and Smoothing Transitions
Careers Education and Guidance can improve school to work transitions and minimise the risk of young people becoming NEET. This report warns that changes now coming into effect are likely to severely compromise the quality, and availability, of provision.

Brhmie Balaram and Lizzie Crowley
05 September 2012

Short-term crisis - long-term problem? Addressing the youth employment challenge
Over one million young people are out of work in the UK. This report illuminates the problem presented by the 264,000 young people in this country who have been unemployed for 12 months or more.

Neil Lee, Paul Sissons, Brhmie Balaram and Katy Jones
18 June 2012

Lost in transition? The changing labour market and young people not in employment, education or training
The number of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) has been rising for the last decade. How has the NEET cohort changed, and how has labour market change affected education to work transitions?

Paul Sissons and Katy Jones
23 May 2012

Off the Map? The geography of NEETs
Launched as part of a research partnership with the Private Equity Foundation, this report examines NEET rates for 16 – 24 year olds across Great Britain.

Neil Lee and Jonathan Wright
01 November 2011

Cutting the Apron Strings? The clustering of young graduates and the role of the public sector
Young graduates in the North and the Midlands are now disproportionately employed in the public sector, which has serious implications for the government’s handling of cuts.

Jonathan Wright
15 February 2011

Related Events

Party Conferences 2014
This year’s party conferences will be the last before the 2015 General Election.

Mon, 22 September 2014 - Wed, 08 October 2014

Liberal Democrats Party Conference: ‘More than a job’ - creating career opportunities for young people
The Work Foundation fringe event at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference. The core question of the event was: What would constitute a good youth labour market and how should we go about building it?

Tue, 07 October 2014
08:00 - 09:00

Conservative Party Conference: ‘More than a job’ - creating career opportunities for young people
The Work Foundation fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference. The core question the event will aim to answer is: What would constitute a good youth labour market and how should we go about building it?

Tue, 30 September 2014
12:30 - 14:00

Labour Party Conference: ‘More than a job’ - creating career opportunities for young people
The Work Foundation fringe event at the Labour Party Conference. The event consisted of a panel discussion aiming to answer the core question 'What would constitute a good youth labour market and how should we go about building it?'

Mon, 22 September 2014
09:00 - 10:30

Skills for the Future: Securing the UK’s long term competitiveness
Unlike any other major economy, 18-24 year olds in the UK perform less well in basic literacy, numeracy and problem solving tests than those over 50. Skill levels are falling despite decades of increasing investment. Focusing on the future of the UK labour market, the conference will present new forecasts for skills supply and demand through to 2025. The Work Foundation, together with Ingeus and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills aim to use this event to drive the debate forwards.

Mon, 03 March 2014
09:30 - 17:00

Tackling poverty through work: national, regional and local employment strategies for poverty reduction
Promoting employment is at the forefront of government approaches to tackling poverty in the UK. National policy levers to encourage paid work include active labour market programmes, tax credits and the national minimum wage. Recently, there has been increasing emphasis on more local approaches to fostering economic growth. Research shows that economic growth at the local level does not necessarily reduce poverty.

Thu, 03 July 2014
10:15 - 14:15

Young people in the recovery: from false starts to rewarding careers
This event presented exciting new research from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) on the impacts of high unemployment on young people’s educational aspirations and decisions, and their subsequent experiences in the labour market

Wed, 04 June 2014
08:30 - 11:30

In conversation with Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society
We are delighted to welcome Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, to an ‘in conversation’ event at The Work Foundation where we will discuss young people and unemployment.

Tue, 03 December 2013
09:00 - 10:00

Youth Insight: the reality and aspirations of the world of work for British youth
The Work Foundation at the Labour Party Conference Programme 2013

Mon, 23 September 2013 - Tue, 23 July 2013
12:30 - 14:00

Lost in transition? Why are young people failing to make the transition from school to work?
The Work Foundation at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference Programme 2013

Mon, 16 September 2013
18:15 - 19:30

Youth Insight: the reality and aspirations of the world of work for British youth
The Work Foundation at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference Programme 2013

Tue, 17 September 2013 - Wed, 17 July 2013
07:15 - 08:30

Roundtable: The Employer’s Role in Tackling Youth Unemployment
There remain around 1 million young unemployed people in this country. In our latest report we set out the steps that employers can take to tackle the problem.

Tue, 02 July 2013
16:00 - 17:30

The Work Foundation 2012 Annual Debate: Does the economy need a new kind of business?
We hold this event each year to thank our network of partner organisations for their continued support. This year the debate will focus on whether or not socially engaged business is a waste of resources at a time of great need or an essential requirement to building a more stable economic system.

Wed, 30 May 2012
17:15 - 21:00

International lessons? Youth unemployment in the global context
This event, held to mark the launch of International Lessons, a major new report by The Work Foundation, will consider the lessons which can be drawn from other countries about the best way to help young people make the transition from school to work.

Mon, 28 January 2013
09:00 - 11:00

“Together in the national interest” Can we reach the most disengaged?
This debate will consider the 260,000 most disengaged young people who have been left behind by previous Government measures. It will ask whether promoting measures to reach these people will actually help deliver the growth the country needs.

Wed, 17 April 2013
18:00 - 19:00

How can apprenticeships make the workplace better?
This event examined the benefits of bringing apprentices into businesses and the potential barriers to their integration into the workplace.

Thu, 24 January 2013
09:00 - 10:30

In conversation with Mark Hoban MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions
In an informal environment, the Minister discussed several issues, focusing on how the government might tackle the barriers to employment, what can be done to increase the efficacy of the Work Programme, and how personalised support could help the long-term unemployed back to work.

Tue, 11 December 2012
08:45 - 10:00

The Work Foundation at the Labour Party Conference
Details of The Work Foundation's fringe event programme at this year's Labour Party Conference.

Mon, 01 October 2012
12:00 - 20:00

The Work Foundation at the Lib Dem Party Conference
Details of The Work Foundation fringe event programme at this year's Liberal Democrat party conference.

Mon, 24 September 2012
13:00 - 20:00

The Work Foundation at the Conservative Party Conference
Details of The Work Foundation fringe event programme at this year's party conference.

Mon, 08 October 2012

Do young people have the right skills for work?
This event will be discussing whether we need to improve young people's skills and, if so, how?

Thu, 14 June 2012 - Fri, 15 June 2012
09:30 - 11:00

Media & policy briefing: OECD’s Education at a Glance 2012
The Work Foundation is hosting the launch of the OECD's Education at a Glance 2012.

Mon, 10 September 2012
10:30 - 12:00

Youth Unemployment: Short-term fixes and long-term needs
The Work Foundation was honoured to be joined by The Rt Hon David Miliband and Shaks Gosh, Chief Executive of the Private Equity Foundation, for the launch of the first report from our Missing Million research programme.

Thu, 10 May 2012
10:00 - 11:30

Lost in Transition? The changing labour market and young people not in employment, education or training
This event will launch the latest report from The Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation

Tue, 22 May 2012
16:00 - 18:00

Employment Law Seminar - Age Discrimination: Managing older and younger workers
In this session we summarised the steps employers should take when engaging apprentices and identify the management issues that commonly arise and legal issues unique to apprentices with a view to demystifying this commonly misunderstood area of employment law.

Wed, 28 March 2012
09:00 - 12:00

Employer roundtable event on youth employment
This event was a roundtable discussion with key UK employers which explored this problems around youth employment and policies which could help address them.

Thu, 24 November 2011
10:00 - 12:00

Related Blogs

More than a job: Why the UK needs to take urgent action
A growing proportion of young people face a bleak future in today’s labour market. Youth unemployment was on the rise before the recession and will not be solved by the recovery alone.

07 November 2014

More than a job – creating career opportunities for young people
Our day job at Impetus-PEF is finding, funding and supporting the best organisations getting young people from low income backgrounds to succeed in education and find sustained employment. We know that these outcomes are transformative, if they can be accessed by young people born into poverty.

13 October 2014

Europe’s Lost Generation: Reflections on the EU Integration Forum
Katy Jones reflects on the 4th Annual EU Integration Forum where policymakers, researchers and social entrepreneurs discussed two key questions about youth unemployment: What measures are needed to tackle this in the EU and who should be doing what?

09 October 2014

The Work Foundation at the Labour Party Fringe
Lizzie Crowley reflects on The Work Foundation's fringe event with Impetus - PEF ‘More than a job’ - creating career opportunities for young people ' which was held on Monday 22 September in Manchester.

25 September 2014

NEETs and Apprenticeships
Martyn Sloman offers his personal reflections on the current employment and skills crisis for the under 24s and makes recommendations for change.

23 September 2014

Behind the good news: Young people are still bearing the brunt of unemployment in the UK
Last week’s ONS figures showed that unemployment is at a six-year low and the number of young people out of work fell by 102,000 - the largest drop since records began in the early 1990s.

PR Manager, Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation
20 August 2014

Tough Love? Young people and training allowances
The Labour Party yesterday endorsed a proposal from the IPPR to introduce a training allowance for some young people with less than level 3 qualifications (roughly the equivalent of A-levels). It has been widely reported as an example of “tough love” – yet the proposal deserves more serious consideration

20 June 2014

The recovery and North - South divides
Ian Brinkley looks at the latest labour market statistics in a regional context which highlights a growing divide opening up between a job rich recovery in the South and the rest of the country.

12 June 2014

Comment on the Queen's Speech
The Queen’s Speech announces a number of measures to be wrapped up in a “Small business, Enterprise and Employment” Bill. These are a restatement of general objectives that government policies were pursuing anyway such as improving access to finance and to public procurement contracts for SMEs and regularly reviewing “red tape” so that it can be cut or made effective.

04 June 2014

The long shadow of recession
Mark Bryan from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) talks about the scarring effects of long term unemployment in the run up to a forthcoming event with The Work Foundation.

Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
29 May 2014

Tackling youth unemployment in London: the role of apprenticeships
In the run up to the local elections this week and in the build up to the assembly and mayoral elections in 2016, Ceri Hughes looks at the role of apprenticeships in London and why we need a stronger message from candidates on what they will do to support young people into work.

20 May 2014

Location, Location, Location
When it comes to youth unemployment, location matters. The latest report in the Missing Million series, published last week identifies clear geographical disparities across the UK. Although nationally one in five young people are seeking work but unable to findare out of work, this headline figure masks the true extent of the problem within some towns, cities and regions.

Director of Policy and Campaigns-Impetus
17 April 2014

Latest labour market statistics provides a dose of good news all around.
Blog post from Geraint Johnes on latest labour statistics.

16 April 2014

New guidance for schools on careers guidance offers welcome blueprint, but schools will need dedicated funds to deliver
Katy Jones, a researcher within the socioeconomic centre, blogs on the latest careers guidance announced today by the Government.

11 April 2014

A strong economy isn’t enough to eradicate poverty
'Over the last few years we have seen the negative effects of recession on employment, pay and public services. But that doesn’t mean a return to growth will necessarily lead to lower poverty'. Blog details the key recommendations to tackle youth unemployment in London made by a report from The Work Foundation. The key points are as follows: reducing travel costs, better access to apprenticeships, traineeships and jobs and improving careers advice. Other aspects affecting youth unemployment;ethnicity, qualifications and geography are also discussed.

Programme Manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation
08 April 2014

The Chancellor's full employment challenge
The Chancellor made an important announcement today committing the government to “Full Employment to Britain”. He said that there was no reason why the UK could not have the highest employment rate of the world’s leading economies and to have more people working than the G7 economies. This is a very welcome ambition.

31 March 2014

Youth unemployment policy 2.0
The first part of this blog argued that the Government’s efforts to date at tackling youth unemployment have largely been ineffective. This blog assesses recent announcements made by Nick Clegg (in a speech) and George Osborne (in the Budget) of new measures to address the crisis. Will ‘youth unemployment policy 2.0’ be more effective?

Nye Cominetti
24 March 2014

Youth unemployment policy, so far...
In the first of two blogs on youth unemployment, Nye Cominetti looks at the effectiveness of current Government policy in getting young people into work.

Nye Cominetti
18 March 2014

'Role model kettling' Britain’s youth
This week is National Apprenticeship Week. Ordinarily I’m not a fan of naming days or weeks after specific causes, however I can certainly see the need to raise the profile and understanding of the importance of apprenticeships – especially given the high levels of youth unemployment in the UK today.

Director of Policy and Campaigns Impetus- PEF
04 March 2014

Young people face a daunting array of career options
Young people today face a daunting array of options and possibilities where not only do they have to find something they want to do and have some aptitude for, but also think about the costs and whether it will lead to the career they want. Making sure they get the best possible advice in making a fully informed choice – and ensuring good quality non-academic options are also on the table – is essential.

Ian Brinkley
19 February 2014

Leading by example: boosting apprenticeships through the public sector
Katy Jones, author of The Work Foundation report, The Road Less Travelled? Improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people wrote the following article for the December issue of Public Sector Executive.

Katy Jones
14 February 2014

How can local skills strategies help low earners? The role of increasing employer demand for skills
Katy Jones, a researcher within the socio-economic programme at The Work Foundation, blogs on her and Paul Sissons' latest report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, How can local skills strategies help low earners?, in which they consider the relationship between employer demand for skills and low wage work, and the potential of local skills strategies to improve outcomes for low earners in England.

Katy Jones
11 February 2014

Let’s make 2014 the year we make NEETs history
The latest report from Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus – PEF) calls on the Government to take radical action in 2014 to make youth unemployment a thing of the past. Why 2014? It’s the year the millennium kids, those young people born in the year 2000 turn fourteen.

Rhian Johns, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Impetus-Private Equity Foundation
08 January 2014

Strong set of employment data, but problems remain
This morning’s (Wednesday 18 December) employment data from the ONS shows strong signs of recovery. In the three months to October unemployment was down by 99,000, overall employment up by 250,000 and economic inactivity down by 45,000 compared to the previous quarter.

Nye Cominetti
18 December 2013

Mind the Gender Gap
Yesterday we saw disappointing stats released by the ONS. After more than a decade of steady decline of the gender pay gap in the UK, it rose by 0.5% to 10% (as compared to 2012). More depressingly, when comparing mean hourly wage for full-time workers the calculations from TUC show that women earn approximately 15% less than men per hour.

Tiffany Tsang
13 December 2013

A tinkerer’s Autumn Statement
Charles Levy, a senior economist within the socioeconomic centre at The Work Foundation looks at how the Autumn Statement fits into the big picture

Charles Levy
05 December 2013

Abolishing employers’ National Insurance contributions for young people – a NICe election policy?
Ceri Hughes, a research assistant within the socioeconomic team at The Work Foundation writes about the announcement today to abolish employers' National Insurance contributions for u21s.

Ceri Hughes
05 December 2013

How do gender and ethnicity shape young people’s labour market experiences?
In response to the latest report written by The Work Foundation for The TUC, The Gender Split, Katy Jones looks into how gender and ethnicity shape young people’s labour market experiences.

Katy Jones
12 November 2013

All pathways lead to work
Rhian Johns, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation writes about our new report into apprenticeships.

Rhian Johns
07 November 2013

Apprenticeships and the youth labour market: gendered dimensions
Ahead of the launch of our report on 06 November 2012, Katy Jones looks at the gendered dimensions of apprenticeships and the youth labour market.

Katy Jones
06 November 2013

Youth Unemployment: Finding the recipe for success
There are almost a million young people not in education, work or training. Current crisis levels are in large part down to the recession and whilst we have seen welcome improvements in the labour market over the last few months they have had little impact on the youth labour market.

Lizzie Crowley
25 October 2013

How we get Britain’s youth working
Although, as you would expect, the policy announcements made at the three party conferences were very different, they did have one thing in common: How do we get our young people working? Both on the main conference floor and in the numerous fringe events, answers were sought on how to solve the ‘youth unemployment crisis’.

Rhian Johns, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Impetus-Private Equity Foundation
07 October 2013

Universal Credit’s monthly payments: A nudge towards employment?
Kate Summers, a research assistant at the centre for workforce effectiveness within The Work Foundation, looks at the latest research which suggests the decision to change the Universal Credit to monthly payments might instead have a negative impact on those who are most at need.

Kate Summers
02 October 2013

Eight recommendations on Help to Work
George Osborne’s announcement of the new ‘Help to Work’ scheme has been met with passionate responses from both its supporters and its detractors. Despite the flurry of interest, the idea behind the scheme is not particularly new. The government has been looking into this policy for some time- first under the guise of the Community Action Plan and more lately under the slightly more cumbersome name ‘Support for the Very Long Term Unemployed’ (or SVLTU to the policy nerds).

Jenny Gulliford
30 September 2013

Can unemployment fall for the wrong reasons? The exceptional experience of the US
Ian Brinkley, director of The Work Foundation, responds to the latest unemployment figures in the US and asks whether the US might be usefully informed by lessons from the more successful European economies.

Ian Brinkley
19 September 2013

Has the economy turned a corner?
Ian Brinkley comments on the latest labour market statistics released today which should be cause for optimism but against the context of falling real wages and the rise of zero hours contracts, the story is a little more nuanced.

Ian Brinkley
11 September 2013

The Work Foundation at party conferences: Tackling youth unemployment
Long-term youth unemployment has been possibly the greatest tragedy of the UK labour market since the recession with the jobless rate for 16-24 year olds persistently above 20%. Despite positive signs in the labour market in general, the latest labour market statistics suggest young people are still being left out. But in fact, youth unemployment was rising even before the recession.

Dr Ben Reid
11 September 2013

No more NEETS!
It’s that time of year again, the start of the party conference season. For the second year running, Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus – PEF) will be partnering with The Work Foundation and hosting fringe events at the three conferences.

Rhian Johns, Director of Policy & Campaigns Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation
10 September 2013

The missing million
Lizzie Crowley, senior researcher at The Work Foundation, writes a blog for the Policy Network on Youth Unemployment which we have reproduced here.

Lizzie Crowley
10 September 2013

English and maths: “the most important vocational skills a young person can have”?
Katy Jones, researcher within the socio-economic programme at The Work Foundation responds to the Department for Education's announcement that young people who fail to attain good grades (at least grade C) in their English and maths GCSEs will now be required to continue studying these subjects as they enter post-16 education.

Katy Jones
03 September 2013

Helping young people transition into work
Marcus Lee, head of resourcing and talent at Santander, explains how they have changed their recruitment process to ensure a more effective transition for young people from education into work.

Marcus Lee, Head of HR at Santander
15 August 2013

Whilst employment figures are improving, the youth unemployment situation worsens
Lizzie Crowley, senior researcher at The Work Foundation, looks at the data around youth unemployment and provides some context about what can be done to alleviate the persisting problem.

Lizzie Crowley
14 August 2013

Employers can do more to help the unemployed – but don’t blame migrants
Ian Brinkley writes on the Skills Minister's suggestion that firms to hire from their local community rather than take on migrants from overseas.

Ian Brinkley
30 July 2013

What’s the role for employers in tackling youth unemployment?
Rhian Johns looks at the role of employers in tackling youth unemployment.

Rhian Johns
05 July 2013

The complex NEET problem demands a tailored approach
With the release of the latest stats on young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), Katy Jones looks at some of the barriers, how long-term the problem really is and what can be done.

Katy Jones
24 May 2013

Underemployment among part-timers – how the UK compares internationally
Ian Brinkley writes on underemployment among part-timers in the UK economy.

Ian Brinkley
15 May 2013

Labour Day 2013
A reflection on the current state of the labour market given it's Labour Day today (1 May)

Ian Brinkley
01 May 2013

Employer engagement is key to a successful apprenticeship system, but we must not forget apprentices themselves
Over the past week, apprentices, business, unions, third sector organisations and government have come together to celebrate successes and highlight the value that apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and the economy. With the publication of the government’s response to last year’s Richard Review and the launch of their consultation on reforms going forward, it is vital that this interest and momentum is built upon as we figure out where to go from here.

Katy Jones
18 March 2013

Here’s looking at you, kids: An international perspective on youth unemployment
During an event held at The Work Foundation, Mr. Stefano Scarpetta, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs at the OECD, Ms Angela Constance, Minister for Youth Employment in Scotland & Ms Joanneke Balfoot, Head of Economics at the Dutch Embassy discussed youth unemployment in the global context.

Dan Wainwright
29 January 2013

Select committee warns of a “worrying deterioration” in careers guidance
Good careers advice and guidance is essential to help young people make important choices about how to navigate an increasingly complex labour market transition. However, a new report from the Education Select Committee highlights a “worrying deterioration” in careers guidance following changes brought in through the Education Act in 2011.

Katy Jones
25 January 2013

Transport Barriers to Youth Employment
In the first report from our Missing Million programme, we found that transport can present a significant barrier for young people in their search for work. Today (14 Dec) we release a new policy paper, “Transport Barriers to Youth Employment”, which digs a bit deeper into this issue.

By Katy Jones
14 December 2012

The Work Programme - is it too early to be deemed a failure?
Yesterday (27 November) was a big day for the Work Programme, with the Department for Work and Pensions releasing its first set of statistics on job outcomes.

Jenny Gulliford
28 November 2012

The task of young jobseekers-a worrying report from the JRF
A new report ‘A job in itself: the thankless task for young unemployed people looking for work’, published today ( 17 October) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation provides a worrying account of the experiences of young jobseekers.

Katy Jones
17 October 2012

We'll need more engineers
Today ( Monday 1 October) the Royal Academy of Engineering launched a new report highlighting evidence that the demand for engineers exceeds supply. Supported by Big Innovation Centre research and analysis, they present a compelling evidence base.

Charles Levy
01 October 2012

Mind the gap - the scandal of school-to-work transition
Youth unemployment is at record levels and the truth is that this is not purely a result of the recession or austerity measures; in fact, youth unemployment has been rising since the early 2000s.

Rhian Johns, Policy & Communications Director Private Equity Foundation
25 September 2012

Antony Jenkins and Will Hutton move us a step closer to solving the youth unemployment challenge
The OpenIDEO Youth Unemployment Challenge has now been running for just shy of four months, and in that time we have seen over 22,000 visitors to the challenge from over 136 countries across the world collaborate in a bid to solve the following issue; how can we successfully equip young people with the skills, information and opportunities to succeed in the world of work?

Annie Peate
24 September 2012

The UK’s productivity challenge
The new productivity statistics that came out this morning show the UK falling behind some other major economies. Between 2007 and 2011 there was no growth in productivity (measured by GDP per hour worked) in the UK. In contrast, productivity went up by 7 per cent in Japan, 6 per cent in the US, and 3 per cent in Canada.

Ian Brinkley
19 September 2012

Work & Pensions Committee report is a welcome challenge to government on youth unemployment
The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee today released their report into the Youth Contract – the government’s flagship programme to address the problem of youth unemployment. They find that the Youth Contract is a good start – but nowhere near enough to tackle the problem.

Neil Lee
19 September 2012

Hot prospects for young people
High street franchises are making a strong impact in the world of skills. McDonald’s famously launched its foundation degree in 2010, and KFC recently unveiled a BA Hons ‘KFC degree’ delivered by De Montfort University. Employer-led qualifications are popular, not least because the business usually foots the bill. But how valuable are they for learners and the bottom line?

Dr Deirdre Hughes, Commissioner, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
11 September 2012

Just how effective is mandatory work experience?
Earlier this week (6 Aug), Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson lost their appeal to have two government work experience schemes declared ‘slave labour’ as defined under the European Convention on Human Rights. But while it is almost certainly hyperbolic to compare a work experience scheme to slavery, it is only fair to ask whether mandatory work placements actually help people to secure a full-time sustainable job.

Jenny Gulliford
08 August 2012

The Missing Million: Ten Facts about Youth Unemployment
We’ve compiled 10 facts about youth unemployment in the UK that illuminate the scope of the problem. While unemployment amongst young people has been rising since the early 2000’s, it has now reached a point of crisis.

Brmie Balaram
24 July 2012

Move to speed up Youth Contract in troublespots is welcome but we need more for the long-term
Youth unemployment is one of the most important issues facing the UK, and it is highly spatially uneven – we’ve repeatedly warned about hotspots of youth unemployment. To address this, Nick Clegg will today announce extra help for young people in 20 youth unemployment troublespots. In places like Hartlepool, Birmingham and Middlesborough, the Youth Contract will be speeded up: eligibility will begin at 6 months rather than the usual 9.

Dr Neil Lee
27 June 2012

Why is the labour market doing so well in a recession?
Today’s labour market statistics were welcome news, but there may be a sting in the tail. Rising employment, falling unemployment and strong private sector job creation should always be welcomed, but it is surprising when the output numbers tell us we were entering a recession at exactly the same time.

Charles Levy
20 June 2012

Tackling the challenge of youth employability on OpenIDEO
Seventy-five million young people are unemployed globally and in the UK alone over one million 16 to 24 year-olds are looking for work. In order to explore this problem and begin to develop solutions to tackle it, Barclays and The Work Foundation sponsored a challenge on OpenIDEO.com.

Haiyan Zhang, Design Lead, OpenIDEO
19 June 2012

Short-term crisis, long-term problem?
Any period of unemployment while young can have a lasting negative impact on labour market experiences for a lifetime. But for the quarter of a million young people in the UK who have been out of work for more than a year the problem is even more serious. The longer a young person is out of work, education or training, the worse the long-term consequences for the individual and the economy.

Katy Jones
19 June 2012

Brain gain – the importance of our international student market
A public letter to the Prime Minister sent today and signed by 68 chancellors, governors and university presidents warns the government that its approach towards student visas is damaging the financial wellbeing of universities in the UK.

Laurence Hopkins
30 May 2012

Launching the OpenIDEO Challenge: Skills for young people
Today (28 May) Barclays, Ideo and The Work Foundation, will launch an exciting new web-based initiative to come up with some ideas. The OpenIDEO challenge will run for three months and will see thousands collaborating globally to address the challenge of ‘How can we equip young people with the skills, information and opportunities to succeed in the world of work’.

Annie Peate
28 May 2012

Cameron’s StartUp Loans are unlikely to create jobs or growth
David Cameron has today announced StartUp Loans, a £2,500 loan to help young people start their own business. Schemes like this aim to address economic problems (the double dip recession) and social ones (high youth unemployment) simultaneously.

Neil Lee
28 May 2012

Supply and demand for skills – the launch of the OECD Skills Strategy
The OECD is today (21 May) publishing its Skills Strategy following a UK launch last week at The Work Foundation. We welcome the analysis, in particular because of its attention to the need for both supply side and demand side measures.

Paul Sissons and Nye Cominetti
21 May 2012

The danger of a low wage, low security job trap
Today’s job market figures contain plenty of good news. But for all these positive signs, there are a couple of doubts hanging over these numbers.

Andrew Sissons
16 May 2012

“If at first you don’t succeed, you don’t succeed”
It is easy to assume that youth unemployment is merely another sign of recession Britain. Yet at yesterday’s launch of the Missing Million research programme with David Miliband at The Work Foundation, each of the four speakers pointed to a very different premise.

Rhian Johns, Private Equity Foundation
11 May 2012

1980s-style deregulation of the labour market will not help growth or jobs
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech includes some welcome labour market measures, such as support for more family friendly employment.

Ian Brinkley
09 May 2012

The Budget will do little to help the crisis of youth unemployment
The Budget had little to say on youth unemployment. Part of this was because of theYouth Contract – going live at the start of April. Yet, as our Missing Million research programme argues, youth unemployment is a serious crisis for the UK. Given the scale of the problem it is surprising that new money wasn’t found.

Neil Lee
21 March 2012

What will it take for Tech City to hire locally?
Much has been made of “Tech City”, the growing hub of high-tech firms clustered around Old Street in East London. Three months ago Prime Minister David Cameron applauded the growth of more than 600 technology firms in the area, and the opportunities these could provide. While Tech City is undoubtedly a driver of urban regeneration in Hackney, what exactly does this mean for local residents, and in particular, what does this mean for youth?

Brhmie Balaram
08 March 2012

‘Job snob’ rhetoric is muddying the debate about work experience
There has been a huge amount of debate (and confusion) about the Work Experience placements offered to unemployed 16-24 year olds through the government’s Get Britain Working initiative

Lizzie Crowley and Dr Paul Sissons
24 February 2012

A NEET solution?
Yesterday Nick Clegg announced further details of the NEET prevention strand of the Youth Contract. The £126 million scheme, which will be in England only, will focus on those 16 and 17 year olds with poor qualifications (without a GCSE at grade C or above) who are outside education, employment and training.

Dr Paul Sissons
22 February 2012

How many people are really available for work?
Yesterday’s unemployment figures made grim reading with 2.7 million unemployed on the international standardised measure used by the International Labour Office (ILO). This includes all those who said they had looked for work in the past 4 weeks and were able to start a job in 2 weeks time.

Ian Brinkley
16 February 2012

Pathways to Work? A recap of our roundtable discussion on school to work transitions
Tuesday’s (07 February) roundtable discussion on school to work transitions, held at The Work Foundation, marked the start of our new research consortium for ‘The Missing Million’, a two year solution focused project aimed at increasing the employment prospects for young people.

Brhmie Balaram
09 February 2012

Does vocational education need a haircut?
Today’s downgrading of many vocational qualifications, removing them from school league tables, should not mask the fact many of them provide real value to students, employers and the wider economy.

Spencer Thompson
31 January 2012

One billion to tackle youth unemployment
As youth unemployment hits a record high the government today has announced a welcome package of support to help get young people into work or training. Over the next three years the Youth Contract aims to provide jobs and training for at least 410,000 18-24 year olds.

Lizzie Crowley
25 November 2011

Good Work or Any Work? Is Good Work a viable concept in the current economic environment?
The argument in favour of getting any kind of job is often framed in terms of progression. That once on the jobs ladder, people develop and improve their capabilities and this is rewarded through higher pay

Vicky Pryce
22 November 2011

With the jobless total over 2.5m, why should we worry whether work is ‘good’ work?
Since the publication in July of our Good Work Commission report ‘Good Work and Our Times’, the issue of business ethics, corporate responsibility and ‘good’ capitalism has been high on the agenda.

Steven Bevan
08 November 2011

The Missing Million: An apprentice’s perspective
On Wednesday, 5 October The Work Foundation hosted an event to discuss the youth employment challenge currently facing the UK, the findings of which will directly shape our new research project, 'The Missing Million’ which begins next year...

Alice Holland
18 October 2011

What to do about youth unemployment?
Yesterday’s job numbers were grim. Young people, in particular, are having a tough time of it. Unemployment amongst 16 – 24 year olds is likely to hit a million soon. And an overlooked aspect of the numbers was the rise in young people who are long-term unemployed – an increase of 53,000 on the last quarter.

Neil Lee
13 October 2011

The youth unemployment problem
The events of the past few days in London and other cities has brought (a small minority of) the nation’s young people into sharp focus. The reasons for the riots are multifaceted and complex and they are the subject of fervent debate among media commentators and academics. Two of the reasons offered relate to the labour market – increasing income inequality and rising youth unemployment. It is the second of these I want to comment briefly on.

Dr Paul Sissons
10 August 2011

Is the recovery bypassing the young?
As Ian Brinkley commented this morning, today’s employment figures are positive – full-time private sector jobs are growing, a prerequisite for recovery.

Charles Levy
15 June 2011

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20 November 2014

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25 October 2014

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23 October 2014

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17 October 2014

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17 October 2014

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17 October 2014

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16 October 2014

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16 October 2014

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16 October 2014

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16 October 2014

Comments from senior economist, Charles Levy, on latest labour market statistics in Public Finance Magazine
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16 October 2014

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16 October 2014

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15 October 2014

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14 October 2014

Kate Shoesmith, head of policy, REC writes about The Work Foundation Liberal Democrats party conference fringe: Recruiter Magazine
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10 October 2014

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10 October 2014

The Work Foundation featured in Education Investor on RPA policy for education and training
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14 September 2014

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11 September 2014

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09 September 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

Fenland Citizen: The Work Foundation quoted on LMS statistics for employment and wages
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29 August 2014

Haverhill Echo: Ian Brinkley comments on the results from latest UK unemployment and low wage figures
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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

Peterborough Evening Telegraph: Ian Brinkley discusses results for employment and wages statistics
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29 August 2014

Low wage and falling unemployment: Ian Brinkley comments on the results in Biggleswade Chronicle
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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments: Wage growth figures and unemployment data in Dunstable Today
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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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Luton News (Web)
29 August 2014

Melton Times: Ian Brinkley quoted on employment and wages statistics for the UK
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Melton Times (Web)
29 August 2014

Hemel Hempstead Gazette: Ian Brinkley quoted on wage data and falling unemployment statistics
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29 August 2014

Bucks Herald: Ian Brinkley discusses latest labour market statistics for wages and employment
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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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22 August 2014

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22 August 2014

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21 August 2014

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21 August 2014

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21 August 2014

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21 August 2014

Leadership in business: The Work Foundation's Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, Stephen Bevan, writes for HR Magazine
Leaders are often touted as charismatic, hero-type figures, but it's time we looked beyond the rhetoric. Line managers have more influence over organisational success, but are squeezed from above and below -

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19 August 2014

Ian Brinkley speaks on BBC Radio 4 Today on the latest unemployment and regular wage figures
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19 August 2014

Stroud News & Journal: Ian Brinkley cited on low wage growth data and rising employment figures
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Stroud News & Journal (Web)
15 August 2014

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15 August 2014

Human Resources Magazine: Ian Brinkley comments on unemployment statistics and low figures in regular pay
Employment experts have reacted positively to lower youth unemployment, but concerns remain over low pay in response to the latest ONS employment figures

Human Resources Magazine UK (Web)
15 August 2014

WiredGov quotes The Work Foundation on poor growth in regular pay
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WiredGov (Web)
15 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on labour market upward trend for employment and wages in Mortgage Finance Gazette
Employment levels rose in the second quarter of the year, continuing a two-year trend, figures from the Office of National Statistics confirm

Mortgage Finance Gazette (Web)
15 August 2014

Chief economist Ian Brinkley comments on low wage growth and falling unemployment results in HR Review
Data released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK unemployment rate fell again during the three months to June, and now stands at 6.4%, down from 6.5% over the three months to May. The figures show that there are now 2.08 million unemployed, 437,000 fewer than a year ago. However, wages including bonuses fell 0.2% over the three months to June, compared to a year earlier

HR Review
15 August 2014

The Work Foundation quoted on results from latest unemployment and wages figures
Unemployment: Academic speaks out More people in work but pay poor

Lancaster Guardian
15 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on falling unemployment figures and low wage growth in Press Association
Unemployment falls by 7.4%

Press Association (Regional)
15 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on the latest unemployment and wages figures in Press Association
unemployment total falls to 2.08m

Press Association
15 August 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser:Ian Brinkley quoted on low wages and rising employment data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Bromsgrove Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Haringey Independent: Wages and employment figures comments by Ian Brinkley
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Haringey Independent (Web)
14 August 2014

Sutton Guardian mentions Ian Brinkley on latest employment and pay statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Sutton Guardian (web)
14 August 2014

Epsom Guardian: Ian Brinkley cited on the latest UK employment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Epsom Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

MSN UK cites Ian Brinkley's comments on falling UK unemployment rates
Unemployment has continued to fall, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is on course to dip below a million for the first time in six years.

MSN UK
14 August 2014

Cotswold Journal:Ian Brinkley quoted on low pay and rising employment data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Cotswold Journal (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief economist, Ian Brinkley, quoted on falling UK unemployment figures in Didcot Herald
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Didcot Herald (Web)
14 August 2014

Harrow Times:Comments by Ian Brinkley on low pay and rising employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Harrow Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Yahoo! UK and Ireland: Ian Brinkley quoted on low wages and rising employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Yahoo! UK and Ireland (Web)
14 August 2014

Wharfedale & Airedale Observer cites Ian Brinkley's comments on the falling uenemployment rates in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Wharfedale & Airedale Observer (Web)
14 August 2014

Middlewich Guardian cites Ian Brinkley on the falling figures of unemployment
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Middlewich Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Kidderminster Shuttle: Ian Brinkley discusses rising employment and low wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Kidderminster Shuttle (Web)
14 August 2014

Thurrock Gazette cites Ian Brinkley from Lancaster University's The Work Foundation on falling unemployment
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Thurrock Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Mid Devon Star cites Ian Brinkley on falling unemployment rates in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Mid Devon Star (Web)
14 August 2014

Fleetwood Weekly News: Ian Brinkley comments on declining pay growth and rising employment
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Fleetwood Weekly News (Web)
14 August 2014

Dudley News cites Ian Brinkley on falling unemployment rates in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Dudley News (Web)
14 August 2014

Falmouth Packet cites Ian Brinkley on UK falling unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Falmouth Packet (Web)
14 August 2014

Longridge and Ribble Valley News and Advertiser: mentions Ian Brinkley comments on low pay and falling unemployment
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Longridge and Ribble Valley News and Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Western Telegraph cites Ian Brinkley on falling unemployment figures in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Western Telegraph (Web)
14 August 2014

Blackpool Gazette: Ian Brinkley on low wages and rising unemployment
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Blackpool Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley discusses falling unemployment rates in the Wiltshire Times
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Wiltshire Times
14 August 2014

The Visitor quotes Ian Brinkley on low wage growth and rising employment
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

The Visitor
14 August 2014

The Work Foundation quoted on falling unemployment figures in Knutsford Guardian
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Knutsford Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Pendle Today features Ian Brinkley's comments on the latest employment and wages statistics
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Pendle Today (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley, comments on the UK unemployment figures in Durham Times
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Durham Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Lytham St Annes Express: Ian Brinkley comments on wage and employment statistics
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Lytham St Annes Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief Economist, Ian Brinkley, comments on falling unemployment UK figures in Mansfield Chad
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Mansfield Chad (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on low wages in climate of rising employment: Chorley Guardian
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Chorley Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Ian Brinkley comments on wages and employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief Economist, Ian Brinkley, quoted on falling UK unemployment figures in the Oxford Times
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Oxford Times
14 August 2014

Garstang Courier quotes Ian Brinkley on low wage growth and rising employment figures
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Garstang Courier (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted on UK falling wages in the Guardian
Economists remain puzzled over the new figures which show both unemployment and wages falling

The Guardian
14 August 2014

Blackpool Citizen:Ian Brinkley quoted on rising employment and low wage figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Blackpool Citizen (Web)
14 August 2014

Leyland Guardian: Ian Brinkley comments on latest wages and employment growth statistics
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Leyland Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief economist Ian Brinkley comments on wages and employment figures in Lancashire Evening Post
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Lancashire Evening Post (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted on falling wages despite employment recovery in Pay and Benefits
The latest Labour Market Statistics on wages have been described as “dismal”, although employment levels were found to be improving.

Pay and Benefits (Web)
14 August 2014

Wigan Evening Post: Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment and low wage statistics
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Wigan Evening Post (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment rates in the Daily Mail
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Mail Online
14 August 2014

Comments from Ian Brinkley on low pay growth and rising employment in Burnley Express
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Burnley Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment rates and low wages in Jersey Evening Post
Unemployment could soon fall below two million, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is on course to dip below a million for the first time in six years

Jersey Evening Post
14 August 2014

Comments on falling unemployment and low wages by Ian Brinkley in Leigh Today
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Leigh Today (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley featured in Sunderland Echo:Low wages and falling unemployment data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Sunderland Echo (Web)
14 August 2014

In Brinkley featured in Ealing Times:Low wages and falling unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Ealing Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Croydon guardian mentions Ian Brinkley on improving unemployment figures and falling wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Croydon guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Lancaster Guardian- features comment from Ian Brinkley on low wages an rising employment
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Lancaster Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Director, Geraint Johnes, speaks on BBC News about falling unemployment rates and wages
The Work Foundation's director Geraint Johnes, speaks about falling uenemployment rates and low wages on BBC News (television).

BBC News
14 August 2014

Burnley Citizen: Ian Brinkley quoted on low pay and falling unemployment statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Burnley Citizen (Web)
14 August 2014

Peterlee Star features Ian Brinkley's comments on low wages and rising unemployment
Unemployment in the North East fell by 10,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Peterlee Star (Web)
14 August 2014

Washington Star: Chief Economist, Ian Brinkley, comments on low wages and rising unemployment
Unemployment in the North East fell by 10,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Washington Star (Web)
14 August 2014

Shields Gazette: Chief economist Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment and low wages
Unemployment in the North East fell by 10,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Shields Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley mentioned in Basildon Recorder:Low pay and rising employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Basildon Recorder (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley featured in Batley News on rising employment and falling wages
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Batley News (Web)
14 August 2014

Enfield & Haringey Independent: Ian Brinkley comments on wages and employment UK figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Enfield & Haringey Independent (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley cited on employment and wages figures in Bolton News
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Bolton News (Web)
14 August 2014

Brentwood Weekly News
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Brentwood Weekly News (Web)
14 August 2014

Harrogate Advertiser:Ian Brinkley cited on latest employment and wages statistics
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Harrogate Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley mentioned in South Wales Argus on wages and employment statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

South Wales Argus (Web)
14 August 2014

Todmorden News:Ian Brinkley cited on rising employment and low wages UK figures
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Todmorden News (Web)
14 August 2014

Runcorn and Widnes World: Ian Brinkley is quoted on the employment and wages labour market statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Runcorn and Widnes World (Web)
14 August 2014

Wiltshire Gazette & Herald:Rising employment but falling wages mentions Ian Brinkley
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Wiltshire Gazette & Herald (Web)
14 August 2014

Malton and Pickering Mercury quotes Ian Brinkley:Low wages and rising employment statistics
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Malton and Pickering Mercury (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley discusses the employment and wages UK figures:Belfast Telegraph
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Belfast Telegraph (Web)
14 August 2014

Wandsworth Guardian: Chief economist Ian Brinkley discusses low wage data and rising unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Wandsworth Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Southern Daily Echo: Ian Brinkley featured on rising employment figures and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Southern Daily Echo (Web)
14 August 2014

Dewsbury Reporter:Ian Brinkley featured on low pay and falling unemployment figures
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Dewsbury Reporter (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley featured in Spenborough Guardian : Low pay and falling unemployment figures
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Spenborough Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley in Pontefract & Castleford Express: Low wage and falling unemployment figures
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Pontefract & Castleford Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Thorne & District Gazette features Ian Brinkley's comments on rising employment and low wages
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Thorne & District Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on falling unemployment figures and low wage data in Yorkshire Evening Post
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Yorkshire Evening Post (Web)
14 August 2014

Rising employment and low wages quote from Ian Brinkley in The Epworth Bells
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

The Epworth Bells (Web)
14 August 2014

Hebden Bridge Today publishes Ian Brinkley comments on low pay and falling unemployment
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Hebden Bridge Today (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief Economist Ian Brinkley quoted in Pocklington Post on employment and wage statistics
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Pocklington Post (Web)
14 August 2014

York Press:Ian Brinkley discusses the figures for UK employment and real wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

York Press (Web)
14 August 2014

Sheffield Telegraph quotes Ian Brinkley on rising employment and low wages statistics
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Sheffield Telegraph (Web)
14 August 2014

Ripon Today features Ian Brinkley comments on rising employment and low wage statistics
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Ripon Today (Web)
14 August 2014

Sheffield Star quotes Ian Brinkley on the employment and wages statistics in the UK
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Sheffield Star (Web)
14 August 2014

Left Foot Forward (Blog): Features Ian Brinkley comments on low pay growth and economic recovery
The pay figures published today show a dismal picture for many of those in work. Average weekly earnings fell by 0.2 per cent comparing the three months to June with the same three months a year ago

Left Foot Forward (Blog)
14 August 2014

TalkTalk: Ian Brinkley comments on low pay growth and falling unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

TalkTalk (Web)
14 August 2014

Press and Journal (Aberdeen) quotes comments on low pay growth and rising employment by Ian Brinkley
Unemployment total falls to 2.08m but real wage figures remain low.

Press and Journal (Aberdeen) (Web)
14 August 2014

Swindon Advertiser : Ian Brinkley comments on low wage growth and unemployment fall data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Swindon Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Bury Times:Ian Brinkley comments on unemployment fall and wage decline.
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Bury Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Southend Standard: Ian Brinkley comments on latest UK unemployment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Southend Standard (Web)
14 August 2014

The Courier and Advertiser: Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

The Courier and Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

News Guardian features Ian Brinkley on wages and employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

News Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Westmorland Gazette:Ian Brinkley quoted on unemployment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Westmorland Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Telegraph & Argus: Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment figures and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Telegraph & Argus (Web)
14 August 2014

Malvern Gazette: Chief Economist Ian Brinkley discusses unemployment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Malvern Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Watford Observer cites Ian Brinkley's comments on the wages and employment UK statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Watford Observer (Web)
14 August 2014

Evening Express: Ian Brinkley comments on falling unemployment and low wages growth
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Evening Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted in Streatham Guardian on unemployment and wages statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Streatham Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted in Evening Telegraph on latest wages and unemployment statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Evening Telegraph (Web)
14 August 2014

Wakefield Express quotes Ian Brinkley on falling unemployment and low wages
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Wakefield Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Lancashire Evening Telegraph: Ian Brinkley comments on wages and employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Lancashire Evening Telegraph (Web)
14 August 2014

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express features Ian Brinkley comments on latest employment and wages statistics
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on employment and wages labour statistics in Wimbledon Guardian
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Wimbledon Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Bucks Free Press: Ian Brinkley quoted on low wage growth and falling unemployment data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Bucks Free Press (Web)
14 August 2014

Redhill & Reigate Life: Ian Brinkley quoted on latest UK employment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Redhill & Reigate Life (Web)
14 August 2014

Labour Market Statistics: Ian Brinkley on employment and wages in Scarborough Evening News
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Scarborough Evening News (Web)
14 August 2014

Gazette And Observer: Ian Brinkley comments on falling unemployment and low wage growth figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Gazette And Observer (Web)
14 August 2014

Low wage and rising employment figures: Ian Brinkley comments in News Post Leader
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

News Post Leader (Web)
14 August 2014

Labour Market Statistics: Ian Brinkley comments on employment and wages figures in Halifax Evening Courier
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Halifax Evening Courier (Web)
14 August 2014

Penarth Times: Ian Brinkley comments on the lastest falling unemployment and low wage figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Penarth Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Preston Citizen: Ian Brinkley quoted on rising employment figures and low wage growth
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Preston Citizen (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley featured in South Yorkshire Times on rising employment and falling wage data
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

South Yorkshire Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Halesowen News: Ian Brinkley discusses latest UK falling unemployment and low wage figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Halesowen News (Web)
14 August 2014

Smallholder features Ian Brinkley comments on falling unemployment and low wage growth
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Smallholder (Web)
14 August 2014

Morpeth Herald quotes Ian Brinkley's comments on the latest UK employment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Morpeth Herald (Web)
14 August 2014

News Shopper features Chief Economist Ian Brinkley's comments on wages and unemployment UK figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

News Shopper (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley comments on low wage growth and rising employment in Brighton & Hove Argus
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Brighton & Hove Argus (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley featured in Edgware and Mill Hill Times on the latest UK employment and wages statistics
Unemployment could soon fall below two million, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is on course to dip below a million for the first time in six years

Edgware and Mill Hill Times (Web)
14 August 2014

This is Local London: Ian Brinkley quoted on rising employment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

This is Local London (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief economist Ian Brinkley featured in Salisbury Journal on employment and wages statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Salisbury Journal (Web)
14 August 2014

Droitwich Spa Advertiser cites Ian Brinkley comments on employment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Droitwich Spa Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Bicester Advertiser features comments by Ian Brinkley on the latest UK employment and wages statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Bicester Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

This is Oxfordshire: Ian Brinkley comments on latest labour market statistics for employment and wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

This is Oxfordshire (Web)
14 August 2014

Yeovil Express cites Ian Brinkley's comments on the UK employment and wages statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Yeovil Express (Web)
14 August 2014

Surrey Comet cites Chief Economist, Ian Brinkley, on employment and wages statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Surrey Comet (Web)
14 August 2014

Hereford Times: Chief economist Ian Brinkley comments on low wage growth data and falling unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Hereford Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Bridport News features Ian Brinkley's comments on falling unemployment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Bridport News (Web)
14 August 2014

Witney Gazette: Ian Brinkley cited on comments regarding employment and wages statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Witney Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Ledbury Reporter: Ian Brinkley comments on the latest labour market statistics for employment and wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Ledbury Reporter (Web)
14 August 2014

This is Guernsey: Ian Brinkley comments on latest labour market statistics for employment and wages
Unemployment could soon fall below two million, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is on course to dip below a million for the first time in six years

This is Guernsey (Web)
14 August 2014

West Midlands Express & Star: Ian Brinkley comments on wages and unemployment statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

West Midlands Express & Star (Web)
14 August 2014

Mirfield Today quotes Ian Brinkley on rise in employment and fall in wages
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Mirfield Today (Web)
14 August 2014

Whitby Gazette quotes Ian Brinkley on falling wages in climate of rising employment
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Whitby Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Chelmsford Weekly News features Ian Brinkley on low pay growth and rising employment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Chelmsford Weekly News (Web)
14 August 2014

Tewkesbury Admag: Ian Brinkley comments on low wages and falling unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Tewkesbury Admag (Web)
14 August 2014

Matlock Mercury: Ian Brinkley comments on UK rising employment and low wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Matlock Mercury
14 August 2014

Kingston Borough Guardian: Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Kingston Borough Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Yorkshire Post: Ian Brinkley comments on wages and unemployment figures in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Yorkshire Post (Web)
14 August 2014

Evening Gazette (Essex) :Ian Brinkley comments on wages and employment UK figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Evening Gazette (Essex) (Web)
14 August 2014

Doncaster Free Press features Ian Brinkley discussing the figures for falling unemployment and falling wages
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Doncaster Free Press (Web)
14 August 2014

Comments on rising unemployment and low wage data from Ian Brinkley:Ludlow Advertiser
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Ludlow Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Retford Guardian features Ian Brinkley comments on falling unemployment and falling wage figures
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Retford Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief economist Ian Brinkley comments on unemployment rising and low wages: Craven Herald
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Craven Herald (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley discusses rise in employment and falling wages in Gainsborough Standard
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Gainsborough Standard (Web)
14 August 2014

Wirral Globe: Ian Brinkley comments on UK figures for falling unemployment and low wage growth
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Wirral Globe (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley in Brighouse Echo commenting on falling wages and rising employment
Unemployment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 12,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Brighouse Echo (Web)
14 August 2014

Somerset County Gazette: Ian Brinkley mentions figures on unemployment and wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Somerset County Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley on rising employment and falling wages in Louth Leader
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Louth Leader (Web)
14 August 2014

BelperToday cites Ian Brinkley's comments on falling wage growth during rising employment
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Belper Today (Web)
14 August 2014

Halstead Gazette: Ian Brinkley quoted on UK figures for unemployment and wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Halstead Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Derbyshire Times quotes Ian Brinkley's comments on 'dismal' wage data
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Derbyshire Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Worksop Guardian cites Ian Brinkley's comments on drop in wages despite employment growth
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Worksop Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley in Market Rasen Mail commenting on rise in employment and fall in real wages
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Market Rasen Mail (Web)
14 August 2014

Braintree & Witham Times:Ian Brinkley quoted on the UK figures for falling unemployment and falling wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Braintree & Witham Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Bakewell Today quotes Ian Brinkley on UK falling unemployment and 'dismal' wage growth
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Bakewell Today
14 August 2014

Basildon Evening Echo: Ian Brinkley mentioned on the latest UK unemployment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Basildon Evening Echo (Web)
14 August 2014

Ripley and Heanor News quotes Chief Economist, Ian Brinkley, on rise in employment and fall in wages
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Ripley and Heanor News (Web)
14 August 2014

Hucknall Dispatch cites Ian Brinkley on rise in employment and fall in pay grwoth and bonuses
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed

Hucknall Dispatch (Web)
14 August 2014

Shropshire Star: Ian Brinkley mentioned on latest UK figures for employment and real wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Shropshire Star (Web)
14 August 2014

Comments from Ian Brinkley on falling unemployment and low wage figures in Northern Echo
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Northern Echo (Web)
14 August 2014

Boston Standard quotes Ian Brinkley on rise in employment and fall in wages
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Boston Standard (Web)
14 August 2014

Hayling Islander quotes Ian Brinkley on rise in employment and fall in pay growth
Unemployment in the South East fell by 26,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Hayling Islander (Web)
14 August 2014

Lancaster Guardian centres Ian Brinkley's comments on weakening pay growth and bonuses
Unemployment in the North West fell by 23,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.But a Lancaster University academic said the levels of wages is ‘dismal’ - with pay growth and bonuses both weakening in all sectors.

Lancaster Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Recruiter Magazine cites Ian Brinkley's comments on falling uemployment and rise in part-time work
The number of people in work increased by 167,000 on the previous quarter and up 820,000 on the previous year to reach 30.60 million, according to today’s Office for National Statistics bulletin -

Recruiter Magazine (Web)
14 August 2014

Milford Mercury quotes Ian Brinkley on rise in employment and fall in real wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Milford Mercury (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief economist Ian Brinkley quoted in Crewe & Nantwich Guardian on falling unemployment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Crewe & Nantwich Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

The Independent quotes Ian Brinkley on fall in real wages and its 'dismal' UK figures
A record fall in youth unemployment has pushed the jobless count to its lowest level for more than five years despite “dismal” wage growth, figures showed today.

The Independent (Web)
14 August 2014

Borehamwood Times: Ian Brinkley cited on falling unemployment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Borehamwood Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Hartlepool Mail mentions Ian Brinkley's comments on falling unemployment and wages in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Hartlepool Mail (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley cited on employment and wages figures in Essex County Standard
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Essex County Standard (Web)
14 August 2014

Redditch Advertiser: Ian Brinkley quoted on the latest UK figures for employment and wages
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Redditch Advertiser (Web)
14 August 2014

Congleton Guardian quotes Ian Brinkley's comments on the falling unemployment rates in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Congleton Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief Economist, Ian Brinkley's comments on falling unemployment rates in Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (Web)
14 August 2014

Barry & District News:Ian Brinkley comments on rising employment figures and low wage growth
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Barry & District News (Web)
14 August 2014

Chard & Ilminster News quotes Ian Brinkley on falling unemployment rates in the UK
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Chard & Ilminster News (Web)
14 August 2014

BT.com features comments by Ian Brinkley on low wage data in climate of rising employment
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work. Unemployment could soon fall below two million, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is on course to dip below a million for the first time in six years.

BT.com (Web)
14 August 2014

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ian Brinkley featured comments on falling unemployment and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard (Web)
14 August 2014

Northwich Guardian: Ian Brinkley featured comments on rising employment figures and low wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Northwich Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Darlington & Stockton Times:Ian Brinkley quoted on falling unemployment and low wage statistics
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Darlington & Stockton Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Ian Brinkley quoted on low wage growth and falling unemployment figures:Richmond and Twickenham Times
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Richmond and Twickenham Times (Web)
14 August 2014

Your Local Guardian
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Your Local Guardian (Web)
14 August 2014

Bournemouth Daily Echo:Ian Brinkley quoted on rising employment and low wages data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Bournemouth Daily Echo (Web)
14 August 2014

Chief economist Ian Brinkley comments on wages and unemployment figures: Malton Gazette and Herald
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Malton Gazette and Herald (Web)
14 August 2014

Leigh Journal quotes Ian Brinkley comments on fall in unemployment and low real wage data
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Leigh Journal (Web)
14 August 2014

Community Newsgroup:Ian Brinkley featured comments on low pay growth and falling unemployment
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Community Newsgroup (Web)
14 August 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Ian Brinkley, Chief Economist, quoted on the unemployment and wages figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work

Basingstoke Gazette (Web)
14 August 2014

Evesham Journal: Ian Brinkley quoted on wages and unemployment figures
The Government said its economic plans were creating growth and jobs after new figures showed another big fall in unemployment and more people in work.

Evesham Journal (Web)
14 August 2014

HR Magazine cites The Work Foundation's policy paper 'The road less travelled? Improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people'
Prominent government figures have hailed apprenticeships as the antidote for youth unemployment and skills gaps. But how can SMEs afford to set up these schemes?

HR Magazine
12 July 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in the Metro on work experience for young teens
Article on the importance of work experience for young teens and an opportunity to work at the treasury.

Metro
05 July 2014

'One million thrown on the scrapheap'- The Work Foundation quoted in Daily Mirror.
Article focused on NEETS among young people in cities across the UK

Daily Mirror
22 May 2014

Hot topic: youth unemployment and a lost generation, part 2- Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes, quoted in HR Magazine
In part two of this discussion, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at the Work Foundation gives her view. She warns that policymakers must not be complacent.

HR Magazine
22 May 2014

The Sunday Times quotes The Work Foundation on the subject of self-employment
record 4.5m Britons are now self-employed. Is the army of workers going it alone evidence of a flexible and resurgent economy or of a hidden weakness?

The Sunday Times
20 April 2014

The Sentinel cites The Work Foundation on youth unemployment and its statistical average in Europe
Article on youth unemployment, argues that a third of young people will be out of work or trapped in underemployment or internships, claiming that the government's statistics hide the reality of unemployment.

The Sentinel
18 April 2014

The Work Foundation is quoted on UK youth unemployment and work barriers iin The Sentinel
Looks at the rising youth unemployment figures across Europe and the working barriers.

The Sentinel
18 April 2014

The Southern Daily Echo cites The Work Foundation on city region unemployment
Article looks at the decrease in unemployment- the UK experiencing its lowest rate over 5 years.

The Southern Daily Echo
18 April 2014

Public Finance quotes Chief Economist from The Work Foundation, Ian Brinkley, on falling youth unemployment figures
The unemployment rate fell to 6.9% in the three months to February, the first time it has dipped below 7% since the recession hit in 2009, according to official figures published today.

Public Finance
16 April 2014

HR Magazine quotes Ian Brinkley on wage growth and inflation
The unemployment rate is down to 6.9% as wage growth outpaced inflation for the first time since 2008, government figures have shown

HR Magazine
16 April 2014

Ian Brinkley from The Work Foundation quoted in the FT on the relationship between wages and inflation
Article on wage increase going above inflation in the UK according to recent figures. Looks at economic recovery.

FT
16 April 2014

Investor Portfolio Service cites The Work Foundation on the youth unemployment crisis.
Article on the crisis in youth unemployment within the UK.

Investor Portfolio Service
15 April 2014

Youth unemployment crisis piece in Catholic Universe quotes The Work Foundation
Article on rising unemployment among youth figures and the looming crisis.

Catholic Universe
15 April 2014

Youth unemployment blackspots report from The Work Foundation cited in Advo Group
Article citing unemployment blackspots across regions and cities.

Advo Group
15 April 2014

The Doncaster Star quotes The Work Foundation on young jobseekers and support
Article on support required for young jobseekers.

The Doncaster Star
15 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Express and Star on city region unemployment
Article brief on city region unemployment figures

The Express and Star
15 April 2014

The Work Foundation's report on the unemployment rates of 50 cities cited in The Independent
Article on region-city unemployment blackspots across the UK. Report suggests the country has reached a crisis point with unemployment.

The Independent
10 April 2014

The Metro (London) quotes The Work Foundation on rising unemployment figures in certain cities
Article looks at the rising unemployment figures of young people across cities in the UK.

Metro (London)
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Scotsman on region-city unemployment rates
A brief bulletin on the government failing to tackle the unemployment rate, citing The Work Foundation's report on employment.

The Scotsman
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Herald on region-city unemployment blackspots
Article on Glasgow City Council refusing to accept the youth unemployment rate attributed to the area, saying there are dozens of places in the UK with a worse problem.

The Herald
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted on youth unemployment in Liverpool Echo
Article on bid to tackle youth uemployment failing.

Liverpool Echo
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Hull Daily Mail on rising unemployment rates
Article discusses rising unemployment rates amongst youth.

Hull Daily Mail
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in Evening Times on city region unemployment blackspots
Glasgow has been named as one of the UK's worst youth unemployment "blackspots" in a new report. Article discusses city-region unemployment rates.

Evening Times
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in the Daily Mail (Scotland) on why the younf are losing the battle to find work
Article on why the young are struggling to find work.

Daily Mail (Scotland)
10 April 2014

Work Foundation's Lizzie Crowley quoted on youth unemployment rates in Coventry Telegraph
Article on statistics claiming 1 in 4 young people in the city do not have jobs.

Coventry Telegraph
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted on youth unemployment in The Metro (Scotland)
Article on youth unemployment

Metro (Scotland)
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in the Press Association on youth unemployment
Report on why government must take urgent action over jobless.

Press Association
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Southern Daily Echo on Southampton's low unemployment rates
Article on Southampton and its low unemployment rates compared to the rest of the country.

Southern Daily Echo
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in Telegraph and Argus on youth unemployment
Article on youth unemployment particularly in Bradford.

Telegraph and Argus
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Courier and Advertiser on youth unemployment
Article on the urgent action required of government to tackle youth unemployment, as figures are rising.

The Courier and Advertiser
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation quoted in The Morning Star on youth unemployment
Artcle on youth unemployment hitting 13% nationally, defying Osborne's pledge for full employment.

Morning Star
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation's report on city region unemployment cited in The Sheffield Star
Article about unemployment blackspots especially Barnsley and The Work Foundation's report on city region employment rates.

The Sheffield Star
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation's Lizzie Crowley quoted in Recruitment International on unemployment blackspots
Article on unemployment blackspots across UK among cities and regions

Recruitment International
10 April 2014

The Work Foundation's research mentioned in Real Business
Article on city-region unemployment figures

Real Business
10 April 2014

Interview between The Work Foundation and Shane O'Connor from BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire
Interview with BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire on youth unemployment

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire
10 April 2014

Grimsby Telegraph quotes The Work Foundation on youth unemployment blackspots
Grimsby Telegraph quotes TWF on youth unemployment blackspots, citing Grimsby as a particular region experiencing rising unemployment rates.

Grimsby Telegraph
10 April 2014

The Northern Echo quotes The Work Foundation on rising unemployment rates
Article looks at Middlesbrough and Stockton and their rising unemployment rates.

The Northern Echo
09 April 2014

Romsey Advertiser quotes The Work Foundation on youth unemployment.
Report on Southampton bucking the trend of youth unemployment.

Romsey Advertiser
09 April 2014

The Yorkshire Post quotes The Work Foundation on youth unemployment across cities
Article on the government failing to tackle the youth unemployment crisis and the rates rising across regions and cities.

The Yorkshire Post
09 April 2014

City AM quotes the Work Foundation on rising unemployment figures amongst the highly educated workforce
Article on why those with higher education qualifications are still struggling to find work.

City AM
09 April 2014

The Work Foundation cited in Hampshire Chronicle's article on 'Southampton bucking youth unemployment trend in UK'
Report on Southampton bucking youth unemployment trend in UK

Hampshire Chronicle
09 April 2014

STV News centres The Work Foundation's report on rising youth unemplyoment despite economic recovery in its article
Article on The Work Foundation's report on rising youth unemployment across cities and regions despite the apparent economic recovery.

STV News
09 April 2014

The Telegraph centres The Work Foundation's report on youth uemployment and its recommendations for government action.
Work Foundation calls for action as jobless rate among 16 to 24-year-olds in UK's best-performing cities still a third higher than in Germany. Article is centred around the conclusions of the TWF report that calls for urgent government action

The Telegraph
09 April 2014

Coventry Telegraph quotes The Work Foundation on youth unemployment city and region rates
Article particularly focusing on the unemployment blackspot of Coventry.

Coventry Telegraph
09 April 2014

Helen Barnard from JRF quotes The Work Foundation in her blog on whether economic recovery can eradicate poverty
Blog post on whether economic recovery and eradicating opoverty go hand in hand.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
09 April 2014

The Sun quotes The Work Foundation on youth unemployment in industrial strongholds
Article is on the rising uemployment figures in industrial strongholds, and the recommendations of The Work Foundation report to improve apprenticehsips, work experience and provide career advice.

The Sun
09 April 2014

MSN Online cites The Work Foundation on the actions needed by government to tackle unemployment crisis
Article on unemployment across cities reaching a crisis point and the actions needed by government.

MSN UK
09 April 2014

Andover Advertiser quotes the Work Foundation on the unemployment rates of Southampton
Looks at the region city unemployment blackspots and figures, particularly focusing on Southampton.

Andover Advertiser
09 April 2014

UK’s youth unemployment blackspots revealed in new report
A report released on Tuesday evening (8th April 2014), The Geography Of Youth Unemployment - A Route Map For Change, by The Work Foundation will show that even in the recovery the UK’s youth unemployment crisis continues to leave almost one in five young people looking for work are unable to find a job. The youth unemployment problem is so endemic in the UK that even those cities with the lowest rates (around 13%) are still a third higher than the German national average (8.6%) and double that of Germany’s best performing cities (e.g. Hamburg at 5%).

Angelo Evangelou
08 April 2014

Stark gap in employment rates for young Londoners from ethnic minorities
A paper released on Tuesday (8th April 2014), London: A Tale of Two Cities, from The Work Foundation will show that London still faces a huge youth unemployment problem which particularly affects young people from ethnic minorities. It reveals a gap of 18 percentage points between the employment rates for white British young people (86%) compared to those from Black African and Caribbean ethnic groups (68%).

Angelo Evangelou
08 April 2014

Budget 2014: Measures on investment and productivity poorly targeted
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation comments on today's Budget.

Angelo Evangelou
19 March 2014

Positive NEET statistics disguise the real labour market challenges young people continue to face
Commenting on today's Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) statistics released by the ONS, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at The Work Foundation, said:

Angelo Evangelou
27 February 2014

Labour market continues to grow but insecurity remains at the margins
“Today’s statistics from the ONS show the labour market is continuing to recover strongly. Full-time employment is increasing quickly and unemployment is falling. However, the data also highlights just how tough the labour market is at the margins as the cost of living continues to rise with real wages continuing to fall.

Angelo Evangelou
19 February 2014

Jobs rich and productivity poor recovery may not be sustainable
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation comments on today's GDP figures.

Ann Kharbanda
28 January 2014

Recovery in labour market yet to translate to wage rises and improved productivity
''Although the labour market recovery is welcome news, we urgently need to see this translate into rising wages and productivity.” Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation comments on today's labour market statistics.

Anna Kharbanda
22 January 2014

Encouraging signs for labour market, especially young people
Dr Benjamin Reid comments on today's labour market statistics.

Anna Kharbanda
18 December 2013

Chancellor misses opportunity to tackle youth unemployment
Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at The Work Foundation, said:

Angelo Evangelou
05 December 2013

James Watts, Vice President of Human Resources, KFC UK and Ireland, Yum! Restaurants International
James Watts talks about KFC'c collaboration with The Work Foundation at the 2013 Party conferences and about their work with young people.

11 September 2013

Jobs growth but youth unemployment still high
Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, director at The Work Foundation, said:

Ian Brinkley
14 August 2013

Rising underemployment reflects hidden weakness of UK economy
Underemployment is a serious concern that is getting worse despite improvements in the labour market overall, with one in ten workers now in this position.

Andrew Sissons
28 November 2012

Deepening economic slump threatens job market recovery
Commenting on today’s GDP figures, Ian Brinkley, director of The Work Foundation said: “These figures suggest the recent good news on jobs will be short-lived and we can expect unemployment to start to rise again. The government needs a credible plan to give the private sector the confidence to invest and innovate."

Ian Brinkley
25 July 2012

Surprisingly positive numbers as labour market recovery gathers pace
These are welcome but baffling figures. The economy is in recession, public sector jobs are still being shed, and yet some private sector employers are clearly hiring in large numbers.

Ian Brinkley
18 July 2012

Labour market improves but unlikely to be sustained without growth
We should welcome today’s good news that conditions in the labour market are improving. Comparing the three months to April with the previous three months, employment increased by 166,000 and unemployment fell by 51,000.

Andrew Sissons and Charles Levy
20 June 2012

Government’s fragmented approach not enough to tackle crisis of long-term youth unemployment
Ahead of this month’s employment figures, a report published tomorrow (19 June) by The Work Foundation warns that the government’s response to the youth unemployment crisis is insufficient and fragmented, with responsibilities split across departments and a lack of coordination at a national level.

Tom Phillips
19 June 2012

Rising numbers of young people being shut out of first jobs – but causes pre-date recession
A report published by The Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation reveals that the past decade has seen a major rise in young people aged 16 – 24 who are either unable, or taking longer, to make the first move from education into work.

Tom Phillips
23 May 2012

Job figures show return of business confidence but underemployment continues to rise
Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley said 'These are surprising but very welcome figures. Claims that further deregulation of the labour market is needed to stimulate job generation look to be unjustified.'

Ian Brinkley
16 May 2012

Fall in unemployment masking risk of ‘part-time recovery’
The slight drop in unemployment is an encouraging sign after many months of turmoil in the labour market.

Andrew Sissons
18 April 2012

Drop in full-time work suggests business confidence still low
There are very few signs of the job market picking up in the new year, despite hopes that the economy has turned a corner.

Andrew Sissons
14 March 2012

Manufacturing decline worrying but too early to call a double-dip recession
Commenting on today’s GDP figures, Andrew Sissons, Researcher at The Work Foundation, said: 'This fall in GDP is disappointing, and it shows that the global economic slowdown is starting to bite in the UK.'

Andrew Sissons
25 January 2012

Failure to fully tap into workforce skills is holding back UK productivity
In the wake of the Chancellor’s plans to make the skills system more responsive to employers, a report published tomorrow (January 10) by The Work Foundation argues that skills shortages are only part of the problem.

10 January 2012

Unemployment higher than at any point during recession as private sector recovery stalls
The labour market is on a dangerous trajectory, as today’s numbers confirm that our private sector recovery has stalled.

14 December 2011

The Guardian cites our research on NEETs in an article on youth coaching schemes
Could a coaching scheme that reduced the number of 'Neets' in east London become a national success story?

The Guardian
13 December 2011

Unemployment likely to be higher and last for longer than Autumn Statement assumes
Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today, Ian Brinkley, director of The Work Foundation, said: “The Chancellor has signalled some of the right long-term priorities – investment in infrastructure, support for enterprise and more help for young people.

The Work Foundation
29 November 2011

Huffington Post covers our report on NEETs

The Huffington Post
04 November 2011

BBC News covers our report on NEETs

BBC News
04 November 2011

The Guardian covers our report on NEETs

The Guardian
04 November 2011

Report reveals blackspots for young people not in education, employment or training across Great Britain
A report published tomorrow (4 November) by The Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation has uncovered ten blackspots for youth disengagement - cities where between one in five and one in four young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Tom Phillips
04 November 2011

Daily Mail covers our report on NEETs

Daily Mail
04 November 2011

UK is far from out of the economic danger zone
Commenting on today’s GDP figures, Andrew Sissons, researcher at The Work Foundation, said: “Growth of 0.5% is an unexpected piece of goods news for the economy. It is particularly encouraging to see growth in business services, which will be key to the recovery, although growth in the production sector of the economy remains relatively slow.

akharbanda@theworkfoundation.com
01 November 2011

Labour market figures show UK is moving back into recession
Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, centre director at The Work Foundation, said: “The labour market figures released this morning are very troubling. The fall in employment of 180,000 in a single quarter is comparable to the quarterly losses seen during the depths of the last recession. “Unemployment among young people between the ages of 18 and 24 is increasing twice as fast as for the workforce as a whole and there has been a dramatic increase in long-term (>12 months) youth unemployment.

12 October 2011

Young people hit hardest as faltering economy impacts on labour market
The government must back five key areas to secure jobs growth Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Andrew Sissons, researcher at the Big Innovation Centre, based at The Work Foundation, said: “The labour market has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. With the economy barely growing over the last year, it was only a matter of time before we began to see a serious rise in unemployment. The private sector is not creating new jobs quickly enough to replace those being lost in the public sector. Young people have borne the brunt of this pain as they often lack the skills and experience to compete in what is an increasingly tough labour market.

Tom Phillips
14 September 2011

The Sunday Telegraph reports on our research on future jobs

The Sunday Telegraph
10 September 2011

Unemployment set to rise as jobs recovery comes to a halt
Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, centre director at The Work Foundation, said: “The labour market recovery has come to a shuddering halt. The few new jobs created were largely temporary, and with so few new full-time jobs on offer, there was a big jump in the number of people forced to take part-time work. Even more worryingly, the rise in unemployment measured by the ILO definition was concentrated among some younger age groups. With few signs that the recovery will significantly gather pace over the next six months, the prospects must be for higher unemployment by the end of the year.”

Ian Brinkley
17 August 2011

Full- time jobs recovery suggests economy stronger than previously thought
Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, centre director at The Work Foundation, said:

Ian Brinkley
18 May 2011

Boost to full-time employment welcome but young people and over 50s continue to suffer
Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, director of socio-economic programmes at The Work Foundation, said...

Ian Brinkley
13 April 2011

Comment on the latest ONS labour market statistics
Bleak prospects for young people as unemployment rises

Ian Brinkley
16 March 2011

Comment on the latest ONS labour market statistics
Government intervention essential to curb jobs crisis for young people.

Nasreen Memon
16 February 2011