From the TUC

Our third recession report: Now for the bad news

26 Jan 2009, by in Economic Reports, Economics

Today we have published our third Recession Report. We conclude that it is very unlikely that prospects for employment will improve before the summer at the earliest, and that compared with a year ago unemployment is higher for both men and women, for every age group and for every region except Northern Ireland.

We also include analysis of the impact that the recession is having on manufacturing, and on how women may be affected by this downturn.

These Recession Reports will be produced each month over 2009, each giving an overview and a closer focus on one aspect of the economy. Do let us know if there are particular policy issues you’d like us to discuss. You can follow the series of reports at