UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.…Read more
This note presents and analyses data on the number of people starting apprenticeships in England and statistics for Parliamentary Constituencies in England.…Read more
This note provides a summary of apprenticeships and skills policy and developments in England. It covers policy developments from 2015 onwards, including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and other funding changes in May 2017.…Read more
This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries. …Read more
This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.…Read more
Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.…Read more
This paper gives an overview of labour market statistics across the UK’s regions and countries. The spreadsheet published alongside this paper includes a ‘profile tool’ where you can select a region and see all data for that region presented in tables and charts.…Read more
This briefing paper explains the Access to Work scheme which provides practical advice and support to disabled people and their employers to help them overcome work-related obstacles resulting from disability.
The unemployment rate is higher for people from a BAME background than from a White background, although the rate varies considerably by ethnic group. This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and gender. …Read more
This Commons Library briefing paper analyses data on employment in the UK by country of birth and nationality. The briefing compares data from 1997 to 2019 and explains how figures for employment by nationality can differ to those for employment by country of birth.…Read more
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 on the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy . The debate will be opened by Richard Graham MP.…Read more
This briefing paper explains how Universal Credit has increased the number of people claiming unemployment benefits, by requiring a broader group of claimants to look for work than was the case under Jobseeker’s Allowance.
In January 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions published an ‘alternative’ claimant count for the first time. This models what the claimant count would have been if Universal Credit had been fully in place since 2013.
The Good Work Plan aims to solve many issues of insecure employment…Read more
House of Commons Library briefing on policies and services for people with a learning disability in England. …Read more
This note summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK. …Read more
This note explains the meaning of different concepts within labour market statistics and identifies the key measures and sources to use.…Read more