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The jobs people have make a huge difference to household incomes and living standards. Our work focuses on the share of people in work, both individually and within households, how the nature of work is changing, why these trends matter for living standards, and what policy can do to influence or respond to big shifts in the labour market.

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Nye Cominetti

Economic Analyst
T: 0203 372 2960
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org

Hannah Slaughter

Economist
T: 020 3372 2960
E: hannah.slaughter@resolutionfoundation.org
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Who is still on furlough and what will happen next?

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The past 18 months have been full of surprises, all too often on the downside. But as well as the miracle of vaccines, we should also celebrate the triumph of…
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Publications

Labour Market Outlook Q3 2021

Prospects for unemployment after the Job Retention Scheme

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As the economy has continued to reopen over the summer, the labour market has continued to surprise on the upside. After peaking at 5.2 per cent in Q4 2020, the…
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Publications

Football went to Rome, holidays came home

The impact of ‘staycations’ on the UK’s labour market

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As with last year, many holiday makers will be spending this summer in the UK. So in this Spotlight we look at the implications of another year of ‘staycations’ for…
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Understanding the labour market: pandemic not pandemonium

The labour market is normalising, not overheating

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The mild euphoria phase of the economic commentary cycle has arrived somewhat earlier than after previous downturns. This is a big change from the excessive pessimism of late 2020. According…
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Four of a kind

Analysis of trade union membership statistics

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The Covid-19 labour market shock has changed many things, but one little-noticed pre-pandemic trend has continued: a steady increase in trade union membership. Over the past year the number of…
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Events

A hidden Covid crisis?

Assessing the pandemic’s impact on young workers and their mental health

Many young people have had to put their lives and livelihoods on hold over the past year. They have experienced the biggest employment hit, and a big deterioration in their…
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Three reasons to be concerned about job losses among older workers

A U-Shaped crisis 

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Young people have been at the epicentre of the Covid-19 crisis. The severe restrictions and lockdown closures of social sectors of the economy – such as hospitality, retail, arts and…
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Uneven steps

Changes in youth unemployment and study since the onset of Covid-19

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In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, and thereby save lives, large sectors of the UK economy were temporarily shut down during parts of 2020 and 2021. Although unemployment…
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