Labour Market and Economic Reports

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The TUC produces a monthly Labour Market Report, providing ongoing analysis of labour market trends and forecasts, and some of the facts behind the headlines. In our bi-monthly Economic Reports we also consider the wider economic context, with a special focus on a different policy issue every month.

You can also read TUC policy officers' comments on the issues in the report series and the ongoing economic situation at the TUC public policy blog: www.touchstoneblog.org.uk

Responding to new data published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showing that under-employment is still far above pre-recession levels, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Under-employment is still much higher than it was before the recession, which is a clear sign that the UK isn’t creating enough...
25 November 2014
Responding to the latest data published today (Friday) by pay analysts XpertHR, which finds low pay settlements for the three months to the end of October 2014 and employers pessimistic about the coming months, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The bad news on wages just keeps on coming. The...
21 November 2014
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – which show that the full-time median gender pay gap reduced to 9.4 per cent in 2014 (from 10 per cent the year before) – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s good...
19 November 2014
New official figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the real value of weekly earnings fell by 1.6 per cent over the last year. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Ordinary households are not sharing in the recovery and the recession in their wages...
19 November 2014
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The first signs of progress on real wages have already been stopped in their tracks. Weak demand remains the big problem facing the British economy. “With inflation predicted to...
18 November 2014
The amount of time that commuters spend travelling to and from work has increased substantially over the past five years, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday). The figures – published to mark the end of Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK – show...
14 November 2014
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show improvements to employment rates but wage growth so slow that it would take 12 years to recover to pre-recession real earnings, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s good to see an...
12 November 2014
The share of UK jobs accounted for by full-time employees fell during the recession and has failed to recover, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC. The analysis shows that the share of full-time employee jobs was 64 per cent in 2008 and fell to 62 per...
12 November 2014
The TUC has written to the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir Andrew Dilnot, asking him to investigate whether the Treasury (HMT) breached the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in a press release on female employment.
08 November 2014
Unions involved in the TUC-led All Together for the NHS campaign are backing a Bill sponsored by Clive Efford MP that will put patients’ needs before private profits and protect health services from privatisation. The National Health Services (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, published today (Friday), will have its Second...
07 November 2014

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