Unemployment and Insecurity in the UK Labour Market


The unemployment rate is one of the most important statistics about the performance of the economy and the sources of well-being within a society. If a person is made redundant, this not only entails a significant drop in income but often also has negative effects on health or mental well-being and it can be accompanied by social isolation or social unrest. We show how has unemployment developed over the 20th and 21st centuries, and answer the following questions: which groups have been affected most severely by the recent recession? How did these groups perform recently in comparison with the early 1990s crisis? Can workers be in a precarious situation even though they are in work?

Read the report: CSI 5: Unemployment