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20 Apr 2021
While the headlines will focus on the slight dip in the unemployment rate, the bigger story is the continued crisis for young people.
25 Mar 2021
Cristiana Orlando highlights the urgent need for employers to tailor mental health support for young people in the workplace.
23 Mar 2021
Today’s figures, coming on the anniversary of the first lockdown, give us some welcome news that the labour market may be starting to recover.
Working from home one year on: valuable lessons have been learnt and now it’s time for employers to listen23 Mar 2021
Zofia Bajorek considers learning points from the year-long 'working from home experiment' highlighting the need for employers to adapt to the increasing demand for flexible working in a post-lockdown environment.
22 Mar 2021
In a long read to mark one year since the start of the national lockdown, IES Director Tony Wilson offers his reflections on three big stories in the labour market and what we can learn from these for the recovery.
4 Mar 2021
To mark World Obesity Day, Stephen Bevan calls for action to tackle the systematic barriers to workplace inclusivity faced by people living with obesity.
Tackling Educational Inequality and the Digital Divide: Reflections on the IES report for the OVO Foundation on education inequality in the early years25 Feb 2021
In light of their recent report into Educational Inequality in the Early Years, Georgie Akehurst and Anneka Dawson highlight the need for urgent and immediate action, in order to tackle the digital divide exacerbated by Covid 19.
Labour Market Statistics, February 2021: 500 thousand ‘excess’ redundancies in 2020 and long-term youth unemployment near 200 thousand – highest since 2016.23 Feb 2021
Comment from IES Director Tony Wilson on today's labour market statistics.
New Year insights and the elephant in the room: the youth employment crisis, deregulation, and low-quality work12 Feb 2021
Cristiana Orlando looks at the disproportionate impact that the Covid-19 economic crisis is having on young people and highlights the need for timely and targeted interventions, in order to improve employment prospects, quality of work and life opportunities.
Reflections on: ‘Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact’, a new report by the Women and Equalities Committee10 Feb 2021
In his latest blog Dr Duncan Brown considers the key points from a new report by the Women and Equalities Committee, looking at the gendered economic impact of the Coronavirus.