Research and analysis

UK labour market projections: 2012 to 2022

Projections from the for the UK labour market for the period 2012 to 2022 from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), part of the Working Futures project.


Working Futures 2012 to 2022: introduction and commentary

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Working Futures 2012 to 2022: annexes


This report contains the latest results from Working Futures, presenting employment projections for the period from 2012 to 2022. Working Futures provides the most comprehensive quantitative assessment available of UK labour market prospects.

Working Futures is the most detailed and comprehensive model of the UK labour market available. The main focus is on the future demand for skills as measured by occupation and qualification and a detailed analysis of prospects by industry and geographical area is presented.

Local level data

Detailed data for different sectors and areas can be accessed from the dedicated Working Futures data portal. Sub-regional analysis is available:

  • for England down to the level of Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • for Wales down to economic regions
  • for Scotland down to Scottish Enterprise Regions

For reasons of data confidentiality access to the data portal is only available to analysts who hold a Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Notice. To find out more about the microdata available and the application process for a Notice please contact