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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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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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