Which groups find it hardest to find a job following a period out of work?

This article from the Office for National Statistics looks at many of the different factors that can affect the ease with which different groups. Here are some of the unsurprising key points that they explore in the article with actual figures

  • More people are remaining out of employment for three months or more during the pandemic
  • Those who had spent more time out of work were less likely to find a job
  • Disabled people and those with diagnosed health conditions were less likely to return to work
  • People from ethnic minorities were less likely to return to work than those from a white ethnic background
  • Likelihood of returning to work decreases with age
  • The local unemployment rate significantly affects a person’s chances of returning to work