Tags: Statistics

UK labour market contracts amidst Brexit uncertainty

  Wages are continuing to rise at their highest level for nearly a decade, the latest official Office for National Statistics figures published today show. However the evidence points to a steadily contracting labour market. Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, went up by 3.3 per cent in the three months to October, the biggest rise…

New poll shows we have inflated views on immigration, ageing and unemployment

Ipsos MORI’s new global survey, building on work in the UK last year for the Royal Statistical Society, highlights how wrong the public across 14 countries are about the basic make-up of their populations and the scale of key social issues. Issues such as Immigration, unemployment and ageing population are very much over-estimated by most of…

Stress is number one reason for seeking occupational health advice

Work-related stress is the most common reason that leads employers to seek occupational health advice, an analysis of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics by Legal & General has shown. An analysis of reasons for calling the government’s pilot Occupational Health Advice Lines found that stress, followed by back pain and depression, was the…