People whose ethnicity is not known are included in the figures for ‘All’. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Two commonly used measures are: So the ‘relative low income’ measure compares the households with the lowest incomes against the rest of the population in that year, while the ‘absolute low income’ measure looks at whether living standards at the bottom of the distribution are improving over time. Labour market overview, UK: October 2020 Estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK. Poverty levels are generally higher based on income measured after housing costs, because poorer households tend to spend a higher proportion of their income on housing. Analytics Cookies enable us to use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to help us improve our website by collecting data on how you use it. A company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.Company Number: 12132713Charity Number (Scotland): SC049712Charity Number (England and Wales): 1184957, Filter by geographical area or chart type. Unemployment lies at the core of poverty. The data uses the ethnic categories from the 2011 Census. The ONS’s labour force survey showed a 164,000 decline in employment in the three months to September – slightly bigger than the City had been expecting. Poverty rates are highest for people in households where the head of the household is from the Pakistani or Bangladeshi ethnic groups and lowest for those from White ethnic groups. Jonathan Athow, the ONS deputy national statistician for economic statistics, said: “Unemployment grew sharply in the three months to September, with many of those who lost their jobs earlier in the pandemic beginning to look for work again. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. As social distancing measures are relaxed it said economic activity should pick up relatively rapidly, although it warned lingering fears over the virus could mean that families and businesses continue to take precautionary measures after lockdown controls are lifted. Download table data for You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Job furlough scheme fails to stop 314,000 people losing job in three months to September, Tue 10 Nov 2020 16.46 GMT James Smith, research director at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Bank’s scenario points to a fairly rapid recovery. Firms are also holding off investment in new equipment, technology and plants as uncertainty around Brexit moves into its third year. It also reveals that serious youth violence in the capital started rising in 2012. Find out more about interpreting survey data, including how reliability is affected by the number of people surveyed. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said: “Today’s figures underline the scale of the challenge we’re facing. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. “Vacancies continued to recover from the very low numbers seen earlier in the year. Economists warn that further wage increases may be unsustainable unless the UK economy becomes more productive. Analytics cookies help us understand how our website is being used. The Office for National Statistics released its latest employment figures in February , showing a decrease in unemployment of 1.2% – representing a continued decline since hitting a 17-year peak at the end of 2011. Over the longer-term, there has been a reduction in poverty rates since the late 1990s for children, pensioners and working-age parents, although the likelihood of being in relative low income has increased for working-age adults without dependent children. First published on Thu 7 May 2020 07.53 BST. Unemployment is expected to almost double to 7.5 percent by the end of the year, according to the Bank of England. Trends by country and region Trends by country and region (89 … Inflation averaged 1.8% last year, near the Bank’s target rate of 2%, which is set by the government. Source data for ‘By ethnicity, disability and gender’ (CSV). TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady expressed concern that pay growth was stalling again. Source data for ‘By ethnicity and gender’ (CSV), Download table data for © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses issues relating to returning to work. The ONS said the jobless rate for the under-25s stood at 14.6%. Although time is running out for ministers to hold talks with Brussels, the Bank’s latest assessment of the economic outlook also included an orderly transition to a comprehensive EU free trade deal next year. For 2020 as a whole, the economy could shrink by 14%, marking the deepest recession for more than three centuries. ‘By ethnicity and area (White and Other than White)’, for ‘By ethnicity and area (White and Other than White)’, Summary of Unemployment By ethnicity and area (White and Other than White), for The Bank of England has warned the British economy could shrink by 14% this year and unemployment more than double by spring as the coronavirus causes the deepest recession in modern history. Source data for ‘By ethnicity and age (White and Other than White)’ (CSV), Download table data for Employment in the UK: October 2020 Estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for the UK. But striking a positive note, he said growth could rapidly recover next year, with Britain bouncing back faster than from the 2008 global financial crisis. Some groups are more likely than others to be in poverty. Leaving interest rates on hold at a record low of 0.1% as the economic crisis unfolds, the central bank said economic activity across the country had fallen sharply since the onset of the global health emergency and the lockdown measures to contain its spread. It provides an overview of relevant health and safety law and a discussion of Government guidance on working safely in the context of Covid-19. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that young people have been the hardest hit by mounting job losses, with an unemployment rate three times the national average. Last updated - Spreadsheet You can change your cookie settings at any time. Subscribe to receive email alerts every time we publish new research about the topics you’re interested in. Before the Covid-19 crisis, the unemployment rate was below 4% – its lowest level since the mid-1970s. “Levelling up was a priority. New inflation data will be released next week, giving a more up-to-date picture of the value of people’s pay packets. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. 2.8 million children were in relative low income BHC (20% of children), down slightly from the year before. The data we collect remains strictly anonymous. It is now a necessity,” he said. the highest unemployment rate for White 16 to 24 year olds was 20% (in 2012) the highest unemployment rate for 16 to 24 year olds from all other ethnic groups combined was 35% (in 2013) – by 2018, this had fallen to 18% JRF will be evaluating the impact of COVID-19 in our annual UK Poverty report, which will reference more recent, alternative data sources. This Commons Library briefing paper analyses data on employment in the UK by country of birth and nationality. The latest poverty data presented here was published prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It also includes a discussion of the positions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Universal basic income trial fails to help people back into work, Archbishop of Canterbury warns poverty will rise under no-deal Brexit, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. The number of redundancies has also reached a record high. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? UK unemployment fell to 1.3 million in the first three months of the year, official figures show.