Articles from Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Coronavirus and the state of homeschooling in Great Britain

The state of homeschooling in the UK during the coronavirus lockdown  Dawn Strachan, founder of Clara James Tutoring, comments: 

Labour market statistics: "clearest signs yet" that young people and lowest paid are being hit hardest by crisis

Following the latest publication of the @ONS unemployment stats this morning, the figures showed a 649,000 drop in workers on payroll from March to June this year.

February jobs figures: A record breaking month, driven by disabled people and full-time work

ONS labour market statistics: businesses hiring again as confidence grows The UK jobs market grew in the three months to December with nearly 33 million people in work, a new record, according to new figures from the ONS. The employment rate grew to a high of 76.5%, 0.6% higher than last year and 0.4% higher than the previous quarter. The unemployment rate remains at 3.8%, 0.2% lower than the same period last year.

To turn UK #productivity on its head we need Britain’s businesses to invest in the skills of their workforce

Sean Farrington, SVP EMEIA at Pluralsight, has issued a comment following yesterday’s report from the Office of National Statistics reflecting a flat UK economic performance in the three months to October.

Help builders train to regain construction confidence

The largest fall in monthly construction growth for almost two years demonstrates the urgent need for the next government to invest in construction skills to support UK builders, says Federation of Master Builders in response to the ONS construction output statistics published today.