Commentary on Labour market statistics for March to May 2019

Following the pattern of recent months, the labour market statistics exhibit a shift towards less secure forms of employment. While the overall employment level continued to rise in the three months...

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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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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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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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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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