Labour market analysis from Learning and Work Institute (19 July)

Written by the Learning and Work Institute 1. The cost of living is still outpacing wages, with rising inflation meaning we saw the biggest quarterly drop in real regular earnings this century The latest data show average regular earnings grew by 4.3% in the year to May 2022, though bonuses for some pushed headline earnings growth … Continue reading Labour market analysis from Learning and Work Institute (19 July)

LWI’s Employment and Skills Convention 2022 to take place on Tues 13 Sept

Written by the Learning and Work Institute Seismic shifts have been altering the way we work. Recently, Brexit, Covid and the war in Ukraine have accelerated gaps, inequalities and wage crunches. People have been leaving the labour market altogether, creating an additional shortage of one million workers compared to pre-pandemic trends. How can we better … Continue reading LWI’s Employment and Skills Convention 2022 to take place on Tues 13 Sept

L&W event: Social Prescribing, Employment, Adult Education, Mental Health & Loneliness on Weds 11 May

Wednesday 11 May | Online | 12.30 - 2.00pm Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and Learning and Work Institute's (L&W) event as part of the Mental Health Awareness week. About this event As part of Mental Health Awareness week, Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and Learning and Work Institute are holding an event to discuss social prescribing … Continue reading L&W event: Social Prescribing, Employment, Adult Education, Mental Health & Loneliness on Weds 11 May

Learning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis April 2022

Written by Learning & Work Institute 1. The cost of living is outpacing wages, and benefits have risen far less than inflation The latest data show average regular earnings grew by 4.1 % in the year to February 2022, though end of year bonuses for some pushed headline earnings growth up by 5.4 %. With the … Continue reading Learning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis April 2022

Learning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis March 2022

Written by Learning & Work Institute Labour market LIVE from Learning and Work Institute 15 March 2022 Unemployment is 1,336,000, down by 39,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down by 88,000). The unemployment rate is 3.9%, fell by 0.1 percentage points on last month and is down by 0.2 percentage points on last … Continue reading Learning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis March 2022

Leaning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis Feb 2022

Written by Learning & Work Institute  1. The labour market continues to recover, though employment remains below pre-pandemic levels Employment fell by 38,000 in October to December 2021 compared to the previous quarter and remains 588,000 lower than before the pandemic. The timelier but less comprehensive measure of PAYE employees increased by 108,000 in January … Continue reading Leaning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis Feb 2022

L&WI article on the desire to change jobs with a lack of skills

Written by Learning & Work Institute One in three adults say they want to change job, but most think they lack the skills to switch Over a third of adults (34%) are looking to change job or career in the next two years, according to the latest results of the largest survey of adult participation … Continue reading L&WI article on the desire to change jobs with a lack of skills

Leaning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis Dec 2021

Written by Learning & Work Institute Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said: The labour market continues to recover with significant increases in employment and record vacancies, and no signs yet of the end of furlough leading to a sustained increase in unemployment. However, employment is still 567,000 below pre-pandemic levels and … Continue reading Leaning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis Dec 2021

Leaning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis Nov 2021

Written by Learning & Work Institute Naomi Clayton, Acting Director for Policy and Research at Learning and Work Institute, said: The labour market continues to recover strongly, with record moves into employment in summer. Early signs also suggest that the furlough scheme worked to protect millions of jobs with a relatively small share of redundancies. … Continue reading Leaning & Work Institute’s labour market analysis Nov 2021

Adult Participation in Learning Survey 2021 by L&WI

Written by Learning and Work Institute Adult Participation in Learning Survey – Five key takeaways from our 25th year Learning and Work Institute’s centenary year also marks the 25th year since our first annual Adult Participation in Learning survey took place. Each year, our survey – the largest of its kind – provides 5,000 adults with … Continue reading Adult Participation in Learning Survey 2021 by L&WI

L&WI: Retraining help needed for one in four people interested in switching careers to help tackle 900,000 workforce gap

Reposted from the Learning & Work Institute There are around 900,000 fewer potential workers in the UK than if pre-pandemic trends had continued, finds a new report by Learning and Work Institute. This is the result of slower growth in the population and a rise in the numbers out of work but not looking for … Continue reading L&WI: Retraining help needed for one in four people interested in switching careers to help tackle 900,000 workforce gap

Labour market LIVE from Learning and Work Institute (12 Oct)

Unemployment is 1,510,000, down by 40,000 from last month’s published figure (the quarterly headline fell by 126,000). The unemployment rate is 4.5%, down by 0.1 percentage points on last month and down by 0.4 percentage points on last quarter.The ONS figure for claimant unemployed is 2,112,800, and is down by 51,100 on last month. The … Continue reading Labour market LIVE from Learning and Work Institute (12 Oct)