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September 2020

On Notice: Estimating the impact on redundancies of the Covid-19 crisis

This briefing note uses newly released data from employers planning 20 or more redundancies alongside historic estimates of actual redundancies. Our central estimate is around 450 thousand redundancies in the third quarter of 2020 – significantly higher than the quarterly peak in the last recession.

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8 Jul 2020

The government’s Plan for Jobs: a comprehensive response to the crisis, but challenges remain

Tony Wilson considers the government's just-announced Plan for Jobs but highlights areas where challenges remain.

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23 Jun 2020

What’s going on with the unemployment data?

Tony Wilson tries to explain the differences between the record rises in the claimant count and absence of any increase in the official measure of unemployment

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RT @tonywilsonIES: Me in @prospect_uk this morning. We needed targeted wage support, a stronger social safety net and to boost hiring. Wha…

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