Labour market update for London – October 2018

London employment rate steady, with further signs of rising wage growth nationally  Labour market data for the three-month period June to August 2018 was released today. The capital’s labour market remains healthy, with the employment and unemployment rates near record highs and lows respectively. There is further evidence that a ‘tightening’ labour market is feeding … Read More »

Measuring Economic Fairness in London

The Mayor of London is clear that a fair economy would be one where opportunity and prosperity are shared, so every Londoner can benefit from the city’s success. To achieve this, discrimination and disadvantage must be acknowledged and tackled. Inequalities must be recognised and reduced. As part of meeting this objective, it is necessary to … Read More »

Labour market update for London – September 2018

London employment rate steady, and jobs growth in line with long-term average Labour market data for the three-month period May to July 2018 was released today. The labour market remains healthy, with the employment rate in London near its recent record high. Jobs data for the 12 months to June 2018 was also released, and … Read More »

Labour market update for London – August 2018

London employment rate down and economic inactivity up on the previous quarter Labour market data for the three-month period April to June 2018 was released today. The employment rate in London was down (-0.6 percentage points) on the quarter, and there was an increase (+0.7 percentage points) in the proportion of working age people not … Read More »

Housing in London 2018 report

At the end of July 2018, the Greater London Authority released the 2018 edition of its annual Housing in London report. This report is the most extensive source of data on housing in the capital, serving as the evidence base for the Mayor’s London Housing Strategy. It is a resource for policymakers, practitioners and academics … Read More »

London’s pubs audit 2018

In 2017 the GLA published a ‘pubs audit’, to look at what was happening to pubs in London. We recently updated this audit for 2018 – this blog outlines some of the findings. The 2017 audit showed that the number of pubs had fallen by a quarter since 2001. In response, the GLA has moved … Read More »

Labour market update for London – July 2018

London employment rate down and unemployment rate up (slightly) on the previous quarter Labour market data for the three-month period March to May 2018 was released today. London’s employment rate fell on the quarter, one of only three UK regions to see a fall (along with the North East and East Midlands). London’s unemployment rate … Read More »

A Summary of the Skills Evidence Base 2018

GLA Economics recently published an Evidence Base[1] about skills in London, to support the Mayor’s new skills and adult education strategy[2]. This strategy sets out policies relating to further education and technical skills. The GLA will also soon consult on implementation plans for the newly-devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB), worth around £300m per year. See … Read More »

Labour market update for London – June 2018

London’s employment rate unchanged, but fair jobs growth on the year Labour market data for the three-month period February to April 2018 was released today, as well as jobs data for the first quarter of 2018. Broadly, the figures suggest little change on the previous quarter, with employment (and unemployment) still at near record highs … Read More »