Commentary on the labour market statistics for May to July 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for May to July 2017, released yesterday, show a substantial increase in employment with unemployment falling. Pay growth, however, may be slowing. The latest labour...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for April to June 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for April to June 2017, released yesterday, show a continuation of recent trends, with employment rising and unemployment falling. The evidence on pay, however, is mixed. ...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for March to May 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for March to May 2017, released today, show a continued increase in employment. Wage data, however, continue to be a source of concern. The latest labour market...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for February to April 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for February to April 2017, released today, show a continued fall in the unemployment rate. However, pay settlements also continue to fall. The latest labour market...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for January to March 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for January to March 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.6%). However, the data on pay are less encouraging. The latest labour market...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.7%). However, increases in pay continue to moderate. The latest labour market...

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The robots are really NOT coming for your jobs

Ian Brinkley

It seems that growing numbers of people think that robots, AI and other forms of automation will replace humans on such a scale at best will see large scale unemployment or at worst that work will be...

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Workforce health – a missing piece in the UK productivity puzzle

Karen Steadman

The 37 million people that make up the UK working age population1 are the greatest economic and resource we have. The physical and psychological health of the working age population is often discussed...

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Betting the budget on mental health

Karen Steadman

Sneaking its way onto p60 of the Budget 2015 documents, my colleague alerted me with some excitement to the ‘package of measures to improve employment outcomes for people with mental health...

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NUS Future of Work Commission takes the measure of the youth labour market

Toni Pearce

Recently whilst I’ve been speaking at events about education and employment, there are many statistics that I have had to repeat all too often and each time they don’t get any less shocking. In...

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