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Working Futures

Working Futures 2014-2024

Working Futures is the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ comprehensive and detailed model of the UK labour market. It projects the future size and shape of the labour market by considering employment prospects by industry, occupation, qualification level, gender and employment status. This edition of the report projects labour market information for the period 2014 to 2024.

Working Futures 2012-2022

These reports contain the latest results from Working Futures, presenting employment projections for the period from 2012 to 2022. Working Futures provides the most comprehensive quantitative assessment available of UK labour market prospects. Working Futures is the most detailed and comprehensive model of the UK labour market available. The main focus is on the future demand for skills as measured by occupation and qualification and a detailed analysis of prospects by industry and geographical area is presented.

Working Futures 2010-2020

Working Futures 2010-2020 is fourth in a series of labour market assessments that provide detailed projections for the UK labour market. It is the most detailed and comprehensive set of UK labour market projections available. It focuses on a ten year horizon, giving a picture of the labour market for 2020; including employment prospects for industries, occupations, qualification levels, gender and employment status for the UK and for nations and English regions. The core purpose of Working Futures is to inform policy development and strategy around skills, careers and employment.

Working Futures 2007-2017

Working Futures 2007-2017 focused upon the future patterns of demand for skills as measured by occupation. The results covered the National (UK) picture, as well as detailed sectoral and spatial results. The projections were the most detailed and extensive ever produced for the UK. Over half a million time series were consistently projected just for employment. The 2007-2017 results take account of new data from the Census of Population 2001 and other sources including the Annual Business Inquiry and the Labour Force Survey.

Working Futures 2004-2014

Working Futures 2003-04

Project team:

Rob Wilson - Principal Investigator
Nick Sofroniou
Anne Green
David Owen

Project Partners:

Derek Bosworth

Cambridge Econometrics

IER Bulletins based on Working Futures series:

Working Futures 2010-2020 (No.100)

Working Futures 2004-2014 (No.81)

Working Futures: New Projections of Occupational Employment by Sector and Region (No. 73)

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