Working Futures 2017-2027: long-run labour market and skills projections

Working Futures: 2017-2027 is part of a series of quantitative assessments of the employment prospects in the UK labour market over a 10-year horizon, published by the UK Government’s Department for Education.

It presents historical trends and future prospects by sector for the UK and its constituent nations and the English regions. The prime focus of Working Futures is on the demand for skills as measured by employment by occupation and qualification, although the supply side is also considered.

Its prime objective is to provide useful labour market information that can help to inform policy development and strategy around skills, careers and employment, for both policy makers and a much wider audience. The results are intended to provide a sound statistical foundation for reflection and debate among all those with an interest in the demand for and supply of skills.

The projections were prepared by the Institute for Employment Research (IER) and Cambridge Econometrics (CE) on behalf of the Department for Education. They update those produced in 2016 on behalf of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Working Futures: 2017-2027 (technical report on sources and methods)

Cornelia-Madalina Suta Principal Economist [email protected]