The labour market is the mechanism where the demand and supply of labour interact. The supply of labour includes all those who are participating in the labour force so, those either working or looking for work. Demand for labour is determined by factors such as demand for products, export demand and government policy.
Further information about labour market terminology and concepts is available from The Labour Market Handbook [.pdf 239KB], which provides an introductory guide to understanding the labour market.
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This section provides updated data, charts and analysis on key labour market indicators.
SLIM has produced a range of South West regional labour market reports, which have provided the evidence base for regional working.
SLIM produces labour market reports for local partners, contributing to the evidence base for Employment and Skills Boards, Local Enterprise Partnership and local authorities.
This section provides detailed analysis and data from the results of the National Employer Skills Survey (NESS) 2009 for the South West.
SLIM hosts publications produced by Jobcentre Plus for the South West (now Southern Group) reporting on current and historical headline indicators and performance monitoring data.
SLIM hosts publications produced by the Office of National Statistics, such as monthly regional labour market data, current and historical headline indicators and performance monitoring data.
The Marchmont helpdesk is a free service providing support for those seeking evidence against performance indicators and assistance with the interpretation of social data on education, employment and demographic related intelligence.
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