Blogs: Jobs & Skills

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Global Britain and UK jobs: Looking beyond trade

Head of Society Chris Thoung shares his thoughts on why, when considering post-Brexit global trade deals, it’s important to remember that behind the numbers and the pound signs are people and jobs. Chris illustrates this with our recent work with the China-Britain Business Coun…

Microdata case study: Changing retirement patterns in the UK


This is the second blog in a case study series that explores the merits of microdata in policy analysis. It investigates changing retirement patterns in the UK, using the Annual Population Survey (APS) microdata set.

As we learned from the first blog in this series, microdata …

UK unemployment is over 2 million and rising

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures today which show that the 3-month unemployment rate remained near record lows at 3.9% in June.

Furthermore, the single-month rate fell from 4.1% in May to 3.8% in June, which appears at odds with announced job losses ac…