This analysis examines the impacts on a person’s chances of finding a job following a stint out of work, using quarterly data from the Labour Force Survey and annual data from Understanding Society.
Which groups find it hardest to find a job following a period out of work?
Disabled people and those who had spent longer out of work are among those least likely to return to a job
Enabling or disabling factors for returning to work data: modelled findings
Experimental statistics using pooled data from the Labour Force Survey 2007 – 2020, and Understanding Society Longitudinal Surveys 2009 – 2018, to understand the enabling and disabling factors that could contribute to an individual's likelihood of returning to work. These tables present modelled estimates of the differences between different groups’ likelihood of returning to work in the next three months or year long periods, over the time frame.
Enabling or disabling factors for returning to work data: summary statistics
Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates of the number of people out of work who either returned to employment or remained out of employment in three-month periods, broken down by a range of personal characteristics.