Tags: ONS

Increase in zero-hours contracts reopens public debate

The number of people employed on a zero-hours contract in their main job has risen, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) yesterday. The figure rose to 744,000 for April to June 2015, representing 2.4 percent of all people in employment. In the same period in 2014, this was 2.0%…

CIPD ‘not surprised’ by record ONS migration figures

According to a quarterly report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), net migration has reached an all-time high of 330,000 in the year ending in March 2015, up 94,000 from the previous year. A significant rise in immigration, up 84,000, was met with a drop of 9,000 in those emigrating from the UK, producing…

Number of ‘economically inactive’ people in UK at lowest rate for 24 years

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their Labour Market Statistics for April. Key points were: Latest estimates for December 2013 to February 2014 show that employment continued to increase, unemployment continued to fall, as did the number of economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64. These changes continue the general direction of movement…

Youth unemployment as bad now as in 1984

The number of people aged 16 to 24 in full-time education has more than doubled over the last 30 years 69% of young people not in full-time education were employed at the end of 2013 The proportion of young people undertaking work alongside full-time study has been falling since the year 2000 Young people are…

Significant rise in self-employment shows way we work is changing

The latest ONS labour market statistics show that there has been a sharp rise in those choosing self-employment, demonstrating a significant shift away from traditional employment. The number of people in self-employment has now reached an all-time high, increasing by 172,000 in the last quarter of 2013 to reach 4.37 million – making up 14.5%…

Employment surges by 280,000 in last three months alone

Labour Market Statistics released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): Comparing September to November 2013 with the previous three months, the number of people in employment increased by 280,000 (to reach 30.15 million), the number of unemployed people fell by 167,000 (to reach 2.32 million) and the number of people not in the…

More over 65s in work than ever before says ONS

The ONS yesterday (wednesday) released their latest labour market statistics. Comparing August-October 2013 with a year earlier, there were 485,000 more people in employment, 121,000 fewer unemployed people and 156,000 fewer people aged from 16 to 64 not in the labour force (economically inactive). Comparing August to October 2013 with the previous three months, the…

Gender pay gap increases even more

The gender pay gap is defined as the difference between men’s and women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s earnings. Looking at median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) there is a large difference in the gap for full-time employees compared to part-time employees. Full-time In April 2013 men’s median gross hourly earnings (excluding overtime) grew by…

More full time jobs created due to ´squeeze on pay levels´

Commenting on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 155,000 and unemployment fell by 18,000 in the three months to August: TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While it’s good news that unemployment is still falling and more jobs are being created, there is still plenty to be worried about. Young people are being excluded…