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A report released today Thursday (17 July 2014) reveals that despite the economic recovery, the UK still lacks an effective strategy for dealing with the challenge of low paid work. The Work Foundation asserts that to have a meaningful impact any low pay strategy must include policies on wages, skills, and productivity in low-wage sectors.
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, Lancaster University, comments on the latest ONS labour market statistics.
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, analyses the latest productivity statistics out today.
Charles Levy, senior economist at The Work Foundation comments on today's ONS labour market statistics
Services are failing to address the serious health problems worsened by unemployment in men, hampering their chances of finding and retaining a job. A new report to coincide with Men’s Health Week (9-15 June 2014) from the charity Men’s Health Forum and The Work Foundation outlines the problems and offers solutions.
Ian Brinkley, chief economist, comments on today's Queen's speech.
With today's statistics on NEETs released by the ONS, Lizzie Crowley looks at the continuing challenges for young people in certain blackspots and outlines the consequences of being long-term NEET and the worsening prospects for those who do manage to move into work.
Ian Brinkley, chief economist, comments on the latest ONS labour market statistics.
Geraint Johnes, director of The Work Foundation comments on the latest GDP figures out today.
Professor Geraint Johnes comments on the latest BellBlanchflower statistics on underemployment and its significance to the labour market.
A report released on Tuesday evening (8th April 2014), The Geography Of Youth Unemployment - A Route Map For Change, by The Work Foundation will show that even in the recovery the UK’s youth unemployment crisis continues to leave almost one in five young people looking for work are unable to find a job. The youth unemployment problem is so endemic in the UK that even those cities with the lowest rates (around 13%) are still a third higher than the German national average (8.6%) and double that of Germany’s best performing cities (e.g. Hamburg at 5%).