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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.


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
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 August 2014
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) report Remember the Young Ones on youth unemployment published by the Institute for Public Policy Research the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While youth unemployment is now finally starting to fall there are still over 160,000 more young people out of work than was the...
13 August 2014
Women are disadvantaged in the labour market; rising levels of female unemployment in the UK are even worse for women in the North East. Nationally, women’s unemployment has been over one million since 2010. In September 2011, the North East female unemployment rate hit double figures for the first time...
21 July 2014
Commenting on this week’s employment figures which show a fall in unemployment across the North West but a gap between average earnings and inflation, Lynn Collins, North West TUC Regional Secretary , said: “We are pleased to see unemployment fall in the North West and we’ve consistently called for job...
17 July 2014

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