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 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
A national action plan to protect the economy, jobs and workers’ rights. In this short paper, the TUC proposes specific actions which can be taken immediately or in the coming weeks. After the vote to leave the European Union, the UK is in uncharted waters both politically and economically. The...
01 July 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the employment rate remaining high, but regular annual pay growth still weak by historical standards at just 2.3%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Today’s figures show that wages have still not...
15 June 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the employment rate remaining high, but regular annual pay growth down slightly to just 2.1%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While the employment rate has recovered, it seems to be at...
18 May 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the employment rate remaining high, but regular annual pay growth of only 2.2%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
20 April 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a high employment rate, but regular annual pay growth of only 2.2%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Despite continued jobs growth, a full recovery in the value of wages is still...
16 March 2016

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