Gender inequalities in the labour market

With thanks to our volunteer Sangeetha Ilanko for her support in producing this blog. Women in London continue to experience disadvantage in the work place, with persistent gender gaps in relation to labour force participation, pay, quality of jobs, and hours worked. A new report from the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power examines [Read more]

Work Foundation report: ethnic disadvantage behind London’s high rate of youth unemployment

Work Foundation, London: A Tale of Two Cities (April 2014) (PDF) New research on youth unemployment in London from Work Foundation: The youth unemployment rate in London stands at 25 per cent. But this rate masks sharp disparities across the city region. Whilst the inner East of the city still fares poorly, outer London boroughs [Read more]

LSEO analysis for Dec 2012: Labour market statistics show first signs of a post-Olympic slowdown

The latest update on London’s labour market courtesy of the London Skills and Employment Observatory: New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics show the first signs of a post-Olympic slowdown as London’s recent labour market success begins to falter. Today’s increase in employment is the lowest quarterly rise since the beginning of [Read more]

Workers left high and dry as Pleasure Gardens folds

Fifty Clean Slate temp workers recruited as stewards have had their progress put on hold following the collapse of the London Pleasure Gardens. It was announced yesterday that organisers of the London Pleasure Gardens, where Clean Slate temp workers were specially recruited to work as stewards, have put the business into administration after visitors failed [Read more]

LB Haringey offers £4000 employer subsidy in local ILM scheme

Haringey Council is offering match funding up to £4,000 towards the cost of each new job that an employer pledges to create for Haringey residents. Called the Haringey Jobs Fund (HJF), this Intermediate Labour Market initiative aims to create up to 325 jobs for unemployed Haringey residents. Employers who wish to create jobs will have the offer [Read more]

LSEO analysis of labour market stats reveals scale of London’s youth unemployment crisis

The London Skills and Employment Observatory (LSEO) analysis of official labour market data for London shows early signs of a recovering labour market in the capital, but young people continuing to struggle. The good news is that the number of people employed in London rose by 37,000 on the quarter, to 3.85 million. London’s employment [Read more]