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Labour market statistics: “clearest signs yet” that young people and lowest paid are being hit hardest by crisis16 Jul 2020
Tony Wilson's analysis of this morning's job data indicates that the jobs market continued to weaken during the lockdown and is showing no signs yet of recovery, with one million fewer people in paid employment since the crisis began.
Jobs data: Unemployment rising faster than the Great Depression – set to top 3 million by the summer16 Jun 2020
Analysis of this morning’s jobs data by IES has found that unemployment has risen more in the last two months than it did in the first year of the Great Depression.
Labour market data: Fastest rise in unemployment since 1947, with the areas with the poorest areas worst hit19 May 2020
Analysis of this morning’s labour market data by IES has found that last month saw the fastest rise in claimant unemployment since the claimant count started in 1971.
20 Apr 2020
New analysis of real-time vacancy data has found that job vacancies have fallen by 42% since the lockdown began last month.
Spotting weak signals: New IES research examines the drivers of physical and mental health in safety-critical work environments16 Apr 2020
The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) is pleased to announce the launch of a new research report exploring factors that influence physical and psychological health in safety-critical industries.
8 Apr 2020
The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) is pleased to announce the launch of a new research report that sets out IES’s assessment of the economic challenges that we will face from this crisis, and evidence-based proposals for our labour market response.
26 Mar 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing millions of us to work from home how is this affecting the UK workforce? With your participation in our Working at Home Wellbeing Survey, we can find out more.
This crisis shows that sick pay and Universal Credit are no longer fit for purpose – here’s five ways that Parliament needs to fix them18 Mar 2020
How will government support the many millions of workers finding themselves off work, sick or in self-isolation? Tony Wilson considers the urgent steps Parliament needs to take in order to protect the public, support those off work and to keep the economy moving.
18 Mar 2020
Tony Wilson reflects on this month's labour market statistics, that provide a timely reminder that we don't lose sight of those already out of work as economic inactivity continues to rise for those with long term health conditions.
26 Feb 2020
Tony Wilson looks at the latest labour market statistics - and while the picture is one of record employment and falling unemployment, more needs to be done to address those with long-term health conditions, furthest from the job market.