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Pseudo Say's law and the secret of George Osborne's jobs record
All political careers, it's often said, end in failure. But this never stops departing politicians from putting a gloss on their own professional obituaries. When earlier this week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published strong headline figures f...
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Skills mismatch, job quality and the productivity puzzle
The UK’s very poor
recent trend productivity performance features prominently in debate following
yesterday’s Budget, with pessimism over prospects for improvement a key reason for
downward revisions to GDP growth forecasts. The so-called ‘productivity puzz...
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It should be possible to restrict the analysis of qualification levels to recent job starters (under 3 months) though I'd want to run that over about 3 years (12 LFS datasets) to get decent definition.

You then end up with something like the Skills Survey's question on 'if you left, what qualifications would your employer require for your replacement'.

I'd think that would be doable. But people would say it was circular. However, I'm more focused on telling people the qualifications employers actually recruit at, and if employers habitually recruit graduates now when they didn't before, then that's useful information.

I've done some things like that before. This may work: http://stats.learningandwork.org.uk/events_presentations/London2014/2PaulBivand/index.html

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UK unemployment falls to decade low rate of 5.1% but rate of annual regular pay growth falls below 2% - we need to rethink what we mean by ‘tight labour market’
We’ve just had the
latest official UK jobs market figures from the Office for National Statistics.
This is the first set of 2016, though the data mostly cover the three months September
to November of last year. And the picture is broadly in line with the r...
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UK jobs market sending out mixed signals but no need yet to ring ‘overheating’ alarm bells
You can come up
with almost any narrative you want from the latest UK job market figures
released earlier this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS),
mostly covering the three months July to September 2015. The good news
story is a very health...
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Fresh jobs and pay figures point to better news on UK labour productivity
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months May to July 2015. It’s now fairly
clear that the UK labour market recovery changed tack in the first half of the
yea...
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Faster pace of average real weekly pay growth plus slight fall in employment and slight rise in jobless rate - might the UK economy be embarking on a productivity revival?
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months March to May 2015. The strong jobs recovery
looks to have taken a pause in the spring. Although the number of people...
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Thoughts on the effects of Brexit on UK unemployment and the labour market
Earlier today I participated in a plenary panel session of
the Learning & Work Institute’s IntoWork Convention 2016 on the broad subject
of what Brexit might mean for the UK labour market and employment policy. Here
is a write-up of the issues considered du...
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Pace of UK jobs market recovery slows ahead of ‘quarter of uncertainty’ for businesses
It’s
Budget day in the UK so less focus than usual on the latest official labour
market numbers published earlier this morning by the Office for National
Statistics (mostly covering the three months to January 2016). Good news on jobs
will doubtless get at ...
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Latest official numbers show record UK employment remains a mixed blessing for economy
Economic growth may have slowed in the final quarter of last year but,
as the Office for National Statistics informed us earlier today,  this didn’t prevent a further big quarterly
rise in employment of 205,000 (0.7%), almost all full time, split roughly
eq...
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It’s ‘payja vu’ in the UK labour market
This is one of
those days when the eyes of most economic commentators will be fixed on what
the United States Federal Reserve decides to do to the interest rate rather
than the latest UK job market figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
data, mos...
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UK’s topsy turvey jobs market trend confounds narrative of mounting recruitment difficulties
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months June to August 2015. It’s proving to be
a topsy turvey year for the UK jobs market. The first six months were charac...
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Further signs of hiatus in UK jobs recovery
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months April to June 2015. Although these quarterly
data refer to the spring and early summer they have convey a picture be...
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Professional economist and media commentator, specialising on the labour market, employment trends, HRM and related public policy issues
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  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    Chief Economic Adviser, 2000 - 2012
  • Employment Policy Institute
    Director/CEO, 1987 - 2000