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People in work wanting more hours increases by 1 million since 2008

Published: 28/11/2012
In 2012 there were 3 million underemployed workers in the UK

Public sector pay gap biggest at bottom end of scale

Published: 22/11/2012
Differences in the public-private sector pay tend to be in favour of the public sector for low paid workers and in favour of the private sector for high paid workers

Employees earn 62% more in real terms than in 1986

Published: 07/11/2012
Pay of the highest paid employees more than doubled in real terms since 1986

Latest on the labour market - October 2012

Published: 17/10/2012
Employment up 212,000 on the previous three months.

Latest on the labour market - September 2012

Published: 12/09/2012
Average full-time hours been falling since 1992 while average part-time hours have been increasing.

Liverpool has highest rate of workless households for the fourth year in a row

Published: 06/09/2012
South Teeside, Central Valleys (Wales), Glasgow City and Sunderland were also in the top five.

Working and Workless Households in the UK

Published: 29/08/2012
Workless households down by 153,000 to 3.7 million.

Latest on the labour market - August 2012

Published: 15/08/2012
The majority of the annual increase in employment was for UK-born people and UK nationals.

Latest on the labour market - July 2012

Published: 18/07/2012
Video showing changes in the UK labour market over the past 40 years

Latest on the labour market - June 2012

Published: 20/06/2012
Public sector employment falls and private sector employment increases

Older workers in the labour market 2012

Published: 13/06/2012
Number working beyond State Pension Age almost doubles over past two decades.

Latest on the labour market - May 2012

Published: 16/05/2012
The % of people working part-time but would like a full-time job is now at a high of 18.0 per cent

Sickness absence in the labour market

Published: 15/05/2012
131 million days lost due to sickness absences in UK in 2011, down from 178 million in 1993. Covers no. of days lost, sickness absence rates from 1993 to 2011, days lost by sickness type in 2011, absence rates by gender, workplace size, employment status and sector, regional sickness absence rates.

Latest on the labour market - April 2012

Published: 18/04/2012
Unemployment down 35,000 on the quarter but up 172,000 on the year.

Public and private sector pay - 2012

Published: 27/03/2012
Public and private sector pay gap around 8 per cent in 2011

Latest on the labour market - March 2012

Published: 14/03/2012
Public sector employment down 4.3 per cent between Dec 2010 and Dec 2011.

Graduates in the labour market - 2012

Published: 06/03/2012
This story on young people covers the following: employment rates since the 1992 for those in and out of education compared to older people, the types of jobs that young people in or out of educations are doing and the pay differences between young and older workers.

Young people in work 2012

Published: 29/02/2012
This story on young people covers the following: employment rates since the 1992 for those in and out of education compared to older people, the types of jobs that young people in or out of educations are doing and the pay differences between young and older workers.

Youth unemployment highest since the 1980s

Published: 22/02/2012
This short story on young people covers: Number and percentage unemployed since the 1980s; The impact of qualifications on unemployment; Comparisons across the UK and Europe; The types of jobs sought by young people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Latest on the labour market - February 2012

Published: 15/02/2012
Employment for UK-nationals rises 166,000 while over the same period employment for non-UK nationals was down 166,000

Latest on the labour market - January 2012

Published: 18/01/2012
Male unemployment was 1.56 million in September to November 2011, the highest since 1995. Female unemployment was 1.13 million and the highest since 1987.

Latest on the labour market - December 2011

Published: 14/12/2011
Public sector employment down 366 thousand since its peak in August to October 2009. It stood at 5.99 million in August to October 2011.

Hours worked in the labour market

Published: 08/12/2011
In the second quarter of 2011 the average number of usual hours worked in the UK stood at around 36.3 per week, down 4.7 per cent from 38.1 hours per week in 1992.

People with disabilities in the labour market

Published: 02/12/2011
A short story on disabled people across the UK, their health problems and labour market characteristics, using the latest 2011 statistics from the Labour Force Survey.

Latest on the labour market November 2011

Published: 16/11/2011
Youth unemployment reaches over one million - the highest level since 1986.

Reasons for leaving last job

Published: 10/11/2011
Over the past 15 years, the number of people leaving their main job has been in decline, suggesting that the UK labour market is less dynamic now than it has been in the past.

Labour Market Oct 2011

Published: 10/09/2011
Latest on the labour market October 2011 Around 5.6 people unemployed for every vacancy in the UK, around 2.5 people pre-recession.

Workless Households

Published: 10/09/2011
Three out of ten households workless in some areas.

Working and workless households

Published: 01/09/2011
Rise in households in which every member aged 16 and over is unemployed

Earnings by qualification

Published: 25/08/2011
One in five graduates earn less than the average for someone educated to A-level standard.

Latest on the labour market

Published: 17/08/2011
Between April to June 2010 and April to June 2011 there was an increase in non-UK born workers of 289,000 while over the same period there was an increase of 166,000 in non-UK national employment.

Young People in the Labour Market

Published: 22/07/2011
Explaining the relationship between unemployment rates and inactivity in young people

Unemployment across the UK

Published: 20/07/2011
While the South and East avoided the worst unemployment increases the West Midlands and Yorkshire & The Humber had the largest trough to peak increases over the past 6 years.

Part-time workers

Published: 13/07/2011
Around 16.1 per cent of people who work part-time say their reason is because they cannot find a full-time job. This is the largest estimate since records began.

Public / private sector pay

Published: 01/07/2011
The difference in average earnings between employees in the public and private sector has increased since April 2007, the year before the start of the recent recession.

Commuting to work

Published: 02/06/2011
Looking at the UK as a whole, around 3 in 4, or 75% of workers take less than half an hour to travel to work. However, commuting patterns are vastly different between workers in London and the rest of the UK.

Non-UK born workers

Published: 26/05/2011
In the first quarter of 2011, around 1 in 5 workers, or 20.6%, in low-skill occupations were born outside the UK. This figure has increased from around 1 in 11 workers, or 9.0%, in the first quarter of 2002.

Graduate earnings

Published: 06/04/2011
Degree holders earned an average of £12,000 a year more than non- graduates over the past decade. After adjusting for increases over the period, the data show that graduates had median salaries of £29,900 compared with £17,800 for non-degree holders.

Mothers in the labour market

Published: 31/03/2011
The gap in employment rates for women with and without children has narrowed over the last fifteen years, from 5.8 percentage points in 1996 to just 0.8 percentage points in the final quarter of 2010.

Older people in the labour market

Published: 01/03/2011
Over the past decade, an increasing number of older people (those aged 65 and over) are in work. This increase is seen in both full-time and part- time employment.

Sickness Absence in the Labour Market

Published: 23/02/2011
Instances of sickness absence in the UK fell during the recent recession. In the first quarter of 2009, 2.1% of employees had a spell of sickness absence, down from 2.5% before the start of the recession.

Graduates in the Labour Market

Published: 26/01/2011
Since the onset of the most recent recession, the unemployment rate for new graduates was 20% in the third quarter of 2010. This was the highest unemployment rate for new graduates in over a decade.
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