Commentary on Labour market statistics for August to October 2018

The latest labour force statistics indicate a rise in unemployment of 20000 over the quarter to August-October this year, the unemployment rate now standing at 4.1%. Employment, however, has...

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Will digitalisation promote Good Work for All?

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the 6th OECD World Forum (see accompanying blog) on the impact of digitalisation on the future of work. Naturally given the Work Foundation’s mission, it...

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The Future of Wellbeing: reflections from Korea…

Last week, I was delighted to attend the 6th OECD World Forum in Incheon, Korea. The event brought together researchers, policy-makers and business leaders from over 100 countries, including the...

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Fundamental rather than fringe

With a growth of employment rates alongside record-high levels of in-work poverty, attention has shifted to focus on the quality of work and how that might be improved.  While increasing wages will...

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Where have all the women gone?

Fairness is a core theme for us here at the Work Foundation. We believe it’s one of the key things that underpins ‘Good Work’ and we’re passionate about supporting fairness for everyone....

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Work Foundation Centenary Celebrations

Tifany Battersby

It’s time to provide an update on our centenary celebrations. We are proud to be able to celebrate a very rich and long history. Our heritage is important to us because it sets the context within...

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Tackling the productivity problem in UK manufacturing

Heather Carey, Deputy Director of the Work Foundation

The UK is experiencing an ongoing ‘productivity problem’. Despite ONS data suggesting a very modest uptick in productivity growth over the past two quarters, we have a huge amount still to do to...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for October to December 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University Management School

The labour market statistics released today provide a mixed picture. The number of unemployed rose by 46000 over the last three months of 2017, so that the unemployment rate now stands at 4.4%. The...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for September to November 2017

Dr Vincent O’Sullivan, Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University Management School

  The estimated employment rate of 75.3%  has increased by less than one percentage point compared to the previous rolling quarter in 2017 and compared to the same period in 2016. On average,...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for August to October 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The latest labour force statistics provide further evidence that the labour market has peaked and is now starting to turn down. December ONS labour market statistics  show employment fell by some...

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