The changing world of work

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Summary & aims

This report was commissioned by Unions21 to better understand the changing landscape of the future UK labour market.


Its purpose is to a) identify industries with high projected employment growth and b) analyse worker characteristics in these industries, in order to inform subsequent market research for Unions21 regarding workers’ views towards trade unions and collective bargaining. The report draws on already available forecasting data on the UK labour market, primarily the most recent Working Futures report from 2016 by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), which forecasts employment trends in the UK in the decade leading up to 2024.

The NIESR report can be found here. The Unions21 summary report can be found here


Private: Johnny Runge
Principal Social Researcher


Private: Johnny Runge
Principal Social Researcher