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Getting a job, and then getting on at work, is the essential means through which households can improve their circumstances. Our research looks at how the changing labour market is affecting the nature of work, with a focus on the growth of self-employment and the rise in insecure forms of work. We look for solutions that enhance economic security without damaging the performance of the jobs market.


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Evaluating the effects of the current economic crisis on the UK labour market

This report highlights which groups of workers have struggled the most as the coronavirus crisis has evolved, who is at risk as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is replaced by the Job Support Scheme, and the prospects for the future.

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Hannah Slaughter

Economist
T: Senior Economist
E: hannah.slaughter@resolutionfoundation.org

Nye Cominetti

Senior Economist
T: 0203 372 2960
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org
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Feeling poor and working more – again

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Today’s labour market data tell us a bit more about how the labour market is responding to high inflation and the cost of living shock. We see some things we…
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Events

Power, pay and profits

What do shifts in firm and worker power mean for wages?

Firms create value – at least the successful ones do. But who benefits, the firm’s owners or workers, and by how much, is often up for grabs. That’s why power…
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A tight labour market, but early signs of cooling

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This morning’s labour market statistics from the ONS showed a familiar picture of a tight labour market alongside a deepening real wage squeeze. But there are also some signs of…
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Exploring changing trends in youth worklessness in the UK, from the 1990s to the Covid-19 pandemic

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This report is part of the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry, in which we focus on the labour market experience of young people, including its implications for health.…
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The new NEETs?

Understanding the changing nature of youth worklessness

High levels of young people not in employment, education or training was a major social and economic concern in the 1990s. Decades of concerted policy action to reduce numbers across…
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Unemployment hits a record low but pay is still falling in real terms

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Tuesday’s labour market data contained good news on unemployment, which fell to its lowest level in 50 years, but bad news on real pay, which is falling and set to…
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Events

From platforms to promotions

How technology can boost young people’s career prospects

The way young people enter the job market from education can have a marked effect on their future prospects. Economic crises are a particularly tough time to start a career,…
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Publications

Labour Market Outlook Q1 2022

How should we interpret strong nominal earnings growth?

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In the first months of 2022, the labour market continued to tighten, with no sign of weakening in the aftermath of the JRS. Unemployment has fallen further, and stood at…
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