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13 Feb 2024
Today sees the first full publication of revised jobs data following revisions made to how Labour Force Survey responses are weighted.
12 Dec 2023
Today’s figures suggest that the labour market is continuing to cool but isn’t crashing. Employment remains steady, unemployment is flat and there are still nearly a million vacancies in the economy.
22 Nov 2023
In summary, our view is that there is a lot to welcome in the new plan, with around £2.6 billion of investment in employment and related support over the next five years, particularly focused on supporting the long-term unemployed and people with significant health conditions.
16 Nov 2023
Today’s announcement of significant investment in employment support is welcome news, but it risks being drowned out by divisive rhetoric around ‘coasters’ who want to ‘take taxpayers for a ride’.
14 Nov 2023
The labour market is continuing to cool, with vacancies now down by a quarter of a million over the last year and by sixty thousand in the most recent quarter
9 Nov 2023
We are keen to hear from employers about what they need and want from the public employment service to inform our research for The Commission on the Future of Employment Support.
October Labour Market Statistics: Comment from the Institute for Employment Studies – no news is not good news24 Oct 2023
Today was meant to see publication of the latest labour market statistics from the Labour Force Survey. Unfortunately however, issues with the reliability of the survey mean that instead only three figures were published..
28 Sep 2023
IES has signed The Smallest Things’ Employer with Heart charter, which enables the parents of premature babies to take extended parental leave.
12 Sep 2023
While today’s figures see a welcome return to real pay growth, the jobs data is very weak indeed.
25 Jul 2023
IES details The Commission on the Future of Employment Support to develop evidence-led proposals for reform of our system of employment support and services, so that it can better meet the needs of individuals, employers and our economy.