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

New report on pay bargaining outlook published. Pay Trends in 2016 and Outlook for 2017 is a new report for the TUC from Incomes Data Research setting out the state of pay in the UK. The report first analyses hundreds of 2016 settlements by sector before discussing the prospects for...
08 June 2017
London and the South East will account for two-fifths (40%) of the UK economy by 2022 if current trends continue, according to TUC analysis published today (Friday) ahead of the release of official GDP figures for the first quarter of 2017.
28 April 2017
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics – which show real earnings growth coming virtually to a halt at just 0.1% for the three months to February – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Pay packets are taking a hammering from...
12 April 2017
Commenting on new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, which show a weakening in construction and manufacturing at the start of 2017, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s very worrying to see new signs of weakness in the economy at a time when working people are...
07 April 2017
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show pay rising by 2.4%, but higher inflation bringing real wages increases down to 1.7%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Real pay growth is the slowest it’s been since early 2015. Wages...
16 November 2016
New analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC reveals that the UK ranks towards the bottom of OECD countries for capital investment in important areas of economic development.
16 November 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 0.9% in October, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “With inflation remaining higher, and pay growth slowing, gains in living standards could soon grind to a halt...
15 November 2016
Download Low Pay Commission Inquiry 2016 - TUC response (PDF) This paper sets out our evidence to the Low Pay Commission’s summer 2016 inquiry. Our submission examines: The current economic situation and the prospects for 2017, which is the period that the LPC’s next recommendations will cover. The case for...
18 August 2016
Commenting on new figures on the UK building sector published today (Monday) by Markit, which show the biggest decline in construction activity in seven years, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Brexit vote is likely to further damage the confidence of investors in the construction sector. The government must...
04 July 2016

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