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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.


The number of people who are under-employed in North East has increased by 16 per cent since 2010, according to new analysis published by the TUC last week. The analysis shows that as well as unemployment rising in the region by 13,000 since the last election, under-employment has also gone...
08 September 2014
In June 2014, average weekly earnings were just 0.6 per cent higher than they had been a year before. With inflation running at 1.6 per cent, that means that real average earnings had fallen - in fact, average earnings have been falling in real terms since 2009. But pay deals...
05 September 2014
The number of people who are under-employed in the North West has increased by 18 per cent since 2010, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Wednesday). The analysis shows that while unemployment has fallen in the region by 33,000 since the last election, under-employment has risen by...
03 September 2014
date: 2 September 2014 embargo : 00.01hrs Wednesday 3 September 2014 The number of people who are under-employed has increased by nearly 100,000 over the last two years, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Wednesday). The analysis shows that while unemployment has fallen by over 400,000 since...
03 September 2014
Copeland in the Lake District is the last local authority area left in England where the average house price is less than three times the average annual salary, according to new analysis published today (Monday) by the TUC.
01 September 2014
The majority of women working part-time in Malvern earn less than the living wage – the highest proportion in the Midlands and the third highest in Britain – according to research published today (Thursday) by the TUC. Today (28 August, which is two-thirds of the way through 2014) is effectively...
28 August 2014
The majority of women working part-time earn less than the living wage in over 50 local authority areas across Britain, according to research published today (Thursday) by the TUC.
28 August 2014
Responding to new analysis published today (Friday) by XpertHR of recent data on pay awards, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is good to see some signs of better pay awards for some in the private sector, but public sector workers continue to suffer from cuts to their living...
22 August 2014
Midlands TUC comments on the latest Office of National Statistic figures and the quarterly inflation report from the Bank of England
13 August 2014
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) quarterly inflation report from the Bank of England, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is hugely concerning to hear that the Bank has cut its forecast for wage growth in half. The economy’s getting bigger but not better with Britain’s pay squeeze now set to...
13 August 2014

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