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Number of payroll employees has increased for the fifth consecutive month but remains below pre-pandemic levels

UK labour market: May 2021  The latest figures suggest that the jobs market has been broadly stable in recent months, with some early signs of recovery.

Coronavirus and changing young people’s UK labour market outcomes

Young people ages 16 to 24 experienced a large decline in employment in 2020  Jo Bibby, Director of Health at the Health Foundation said:

UK labour market: New record low for under 25s in work

The latest UK Labour market statistics from the Office of National Statistics (@ONS) show that payrolled employment for under 25s has fallen to 3.43 million, a new record low.

Unemployment scarring: What affects a person's chances of finding a job following a period out of work?

Disabled people and those who had spent longer out of work are among those least likely to return to a job  Having a disability is among the most significant factors affecting a person’s chances of returning to work after being out of a job. Longer periods out of work also significantly reduce a person’s chances of finding a job in the next financial quarter.

Unemployment reaches a five year high

UK labour market: under 25s contributed over 60% of the fall in employment  The latest three months to February 2021 recorded small increases in the number of payroll employees although since February 2020, the number of payroll employees has fallen by 693,000 with the largest falls seen at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Analysis by age band shows that under 25s contributed over 60% of the fall seen since February 2020.

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