Employment growth

Pensions minister pledges workplace reform amid government u-turn

The secretary of state for work and pensions Chloe Smith has outlined the government's plan to help stimulate the UK workforce.

2022's labour market slows into autumn

The number of jobs in the UK rose to a record 35.8 million in June 2022, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), yet job vacancies have dropped.

Disability employment gap worse for men than women

Disabled men are more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled men, disabled women and non-disabled women in the UK.

Millions more women in work than a decade ago

There are two million more women in employment in the UK than there were in 2010, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Labour market stays strong, but concerns rise over growing inactivity

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data for August to October this year shows that the labour market remains tight as employment increased and unemployment decreased over the...

Government must protect vulnerable workers from digital revolution

MPs have urged government to be more proactive in planning for the future of work in a new Work and Pensions report.

Boom in zero-hours contracts contributing to high employment

The number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has more than tripled since 2012 and accounts for almost a quarter of employment growth, according to Adzuna