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The TUC conducts regular analysis of the UK labour market. Here you will find our latest research. You can find older material using the search facilities.

For regular analysis of labour market trends, see our Economic Reports series of monthly papers.

TUC Senior Policy Officer Richard Exell has recorded a series of short monthly video briefings on labour market trends, which you can view at the TUC's Vimeo channel.

The TUC Economic Dashboard widget (right) tracks labour market and economic figures by month. To see a full version of the dashboard, or to get a widget for your own website, visit the TUC's Touchstone blog.

Responding to the latest labour market figures published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 April 2014
Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, the TUC says today (Monday) ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week.
14 April 2014
Commenting on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) latest economic review published today (Wednesday) – which found that real wages have fallen by 7.6 per cent since 2008 and real household disposable income by 0.3 per cent in the last quarter of 2013 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
02 April 2014
A report with examples of programmes that employers, unions and governments are taking part in to promote more inclusive labour markets. Produced by the TUC, CBI and CEEP UK as a guide to the European Framework Agreement on Inclusive Labour Markets.
31 March 2014
Commenting on the latest labour market figures published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
19 March 2014
Responding to the 79 per cent fall in employment tribunal cases – from 45,710 between September and December 2012 to 9,801 cases for the same period last year – since the government introduced a fee for most workers to take cases, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These figures show...
13 March 2014
Most of the best-paid occupations in Britain are ‘no-go’ areas for part-time workers, with fewer than one in seven employees in these top jobs working shorter hours, the TUC warns ahead of its annual women’s conference, which starts later today (Wednesday).
12 March 2014
Commenting on figures published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics on the differences between public and private sector pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
10 March 2014
The government must be far more proactive on long-term youth unemployment if young people are truly to benefit from the jobs recovery, warns the TUC ahead of the first ever NUS students and work summit in London today (Monday).
03 March 2014
15 months from the next general election I thought it was worth sharing some interesting economic statistics and policy developments that may be of interest to trade unionists in the region. This week’s unemployment figures show that over the last 12 months the number of North East jobseekers has risen...
21 February 2014