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

Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s a tale of two economies – a few people at the top are thriving, but most workers’ wages are still in decline. “This kind of growth is...
24 October 2014
Commenting on today’s (Monday) report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission which warns that the UK’s poorest are being left behind, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The report rightly highlights that in-work poverty is a significant and growing problem in the UK. It makes clear that...
20 October 2014
Responding to David Cameron’s plans to cut benefits and welfare for 18- to 21-year-olds announced today (Monday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Young people are already facing a historic living standards squeeze. But instead of dealing with these problems the PM wants to make life even tougher for those...
20 October 2014
Tens of thousands of people from across the UK will come to London today (Saturday) to take part in Britain Needs a Pay Rise – the TUC-organised march and rally calling for an economic recovery for all, not just the wealthy. The march sets off from Embankment at approximately midday...
18 October 2014
Commenting on the latest jobs figures published today (Wednesday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The real value of wages has fallen again this month. This is not only the longest and deepest pay cut on record but there is no end in sight. “Detailed analysis of the figures show...
15 October 2014
This quarterly TUC report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over recent months, and includes a spotlight feature on pay and earnings. Summary In common with many other countries, there has been a significant revival in UK economic activity from the second half of 2012. Revisions...
13 October 2014
UK workers are suffering the longest and most severe decline in real earnings since records began in Victorian times, according to a new analysis published today (Sunday) by the TUC. This year, workers across the UK face the seventh consecutive year of falling real earnings – a situation that has...
12 October 2014
Responding to the IMF World Economic Outlook published today (Tuesday) which draws on IMF research to recommend public investment for global growth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The IMF’s research shows why austerity is failing across Europe and we have the slowest recovery from a crash on record. Waiting...
07 October 2014
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Last week the Governor of the Bank of England said the fall in real wages is the worst since the 1920s and today’s figures show it getting worse...
17 September 2014
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show CPI inflation at its lowest level for five years, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “With inflation well under control there is no case for raising interest rates any time soon. It would dump higher mortgage costs on households...
16 September 2014

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