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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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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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Labour market tight, household budgets tighter

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Tuesday’s labour market data showed that many of the trends of recent months remain in play. The labour market tightened further, participation continued to disappoint and real pay packets kept…
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Good headline news on NEETs hides a worrying rise in economically inactive young men

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This morning the ONS published the latest figures outlining the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Overall 692,000 16-24-year-olds (10.2 per cent), including…
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Events

Catch 2022

What does the end of a global pandemic and the start of a European conflict mean for Britain’s economic outlook?

The end of the Covid economic crisis is finally in sight. But it has swiftly been replaced by a terrifying conflict in Europe that threatens lives in Ukraine and livelihoods…
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Publications

Leaving lockdown

Young people’s employment in 2021: improvements and challenges in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic

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This spotlight explores younger people’s employment trajectory during the Covid-19 pandemic, before setting out where policy makers should now be focused.
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January’s labour market data confirms 2022 will be the year of the pay squeeze

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The big news in this morning’s labour market stats was confirmation that pay is now falling in real terms – the pay squeeze will be one of the defining features…
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