Commentary on Labour market statistics for January 2019 to March 2019

The latest employment data indicate continued growth, but there has been a potentially important shift in the underlying components of this growth. The number of full-time employees fell in the...

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Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work

Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic...

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Getting Skills Right

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

On the 13th of February 2019 we hosted at the Work Foundation the launch of the OECD’s report on “Getting Skills Right: Future-ready adult learning systems” funded by JPMorgan Chase...

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Productivity results for ‘Be the Business’ Business Festival

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

March 2019 saw the publication of research conducted by the Work Foundation for Be the Business: Raising UK competitiveness: Inside the mindsets of leaders of firms. Be the Business was established...

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Where will the next generation of ‘creatives’ come from?

Heather Carey, Deputy Director of the Work Foundation

Last week I was invited to speak on the topic of the future of work at the NESTA Creative Economy 2019 symposium entitled ‘Alternative Futures’. This event brought together policy-makers,...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for November 2018 to January 2019

Prof Geraint Johnes

The latest labour market statistics reveal continued buoyancy in employment. Over the quarter to January of this year, there have been increases of 93000, 59000 and 61000 respectively in full-time...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for October to December 2018

The latest labour market statistics show a continued increase in the overall level of employment, and a fall in unemployment. The number of full-time employees increased by 61000 over the last three...

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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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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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Commentary on the labour market statistics for December 2017 to February 2018

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The labour market statistics for December 2017 to February 2018, indicate that the economy is gradually returning to a healthy state, with a marked increase in the number of full-time and part-time...

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