Disabled people and those who had spent longer out of work are among those least likely to return to a job
Having a disability is among the most significant factors affecting a person’s chances of returning to work after being out of a job. Longer periods out of work also significantly reduce a person’s chances of finding a job in the next financial quarter.
The latest three months to February 2021 recorded small increases in the number of payroll employees although since February 2020, the number of payroll employees has fallen by 693,000 with the largest falls seen at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Analysis by age band shows that under 25s contributed over 60% of the fall seen since February 2020.
The @ONS report ‘Coronavirus and Job Vulnerability’ was published this morning (5 Mar), exploring which groups of employees are most likely to see their wages impacted because of the pandemic. Using Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2020 data, the article analyses the level of risk likely to be faced by different occupations, based on their ability to work from home and whether or not they are a key worker.