‘A-typical’ working day in Greater Manchester

Published on Jobs, Skills and Pay

In this briefing we explore the labour market in Greater Manchester, comparing it over time and to other city regions.

  • The decline in the performance of the region relative to the UK and London needs to be halted
  • Although it can provide flexibility for some workers, more needs to be done to address ‘atypical’ work
  • The pay squeeze means that living standards are stagnating in the region
  • Encouraging progression in a world where pay differentials are compressed at the bottom of the labour market
  • Tackling occupational polarisation for younger workers