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2 Dec 2022
This webinar introduces our new Commission on the Future of Employment Support, which is being hosted by IES with funding and support from abrdn Financial Fairness Trust.
15 Nov 2022
There are now 630 thousand more people out of work than before the pandemic began and today’s figures show clearly that people aren’t becoming unemployed, they’re leaving the labour force altogether.
11 Oct 2022
The last time unemployment was this low was Christmas 1973 and Slade had just reached Number 1.
Budget comment from Institute for Employment Studies: Lack of action on labour and skills shortages will “throttle growth and fuel inflation”23 Sep 2022
We need a proper plan to help people into work and to help employers fill their jobs, otherwise we’ll continue to throttle growth and fuel inflation.
22 Sep 2022
With vacancies at near record level, IES Director Tony Wilson looks ahead to Friday's emergency mini budget.
13 Sep 2022
Today’s figures should be sounding alarm bells in government, with the number of people out of work due to long-term ill health now rising faster than at any point in at least three decades.
19 Jul 2022
These figures are a timely reminder of the challenges the next prime minister will face. All the talk of tax cuts and 're-doing Brexit' won't help firms with the biggest problem they're facing, which is finding the workers to fill their jobs.
1 Jul 2022
We are extremely proud to congratulate not one but two IES colleagues
14 Jun 2022
This is really grim news on pay and is only likely to get worse. Despite the tightest labour market on record, nominal pay is broadly flat meaning that rocketing inflation is leading to the largest cuts in real pay in at least two decades.
17 May 2022
There’s some good news in today’s figures, with record pay growth in the private sector just about keeping wages ahead of inflation, and unemployment continuing to fall to its lowest since 1974.