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