London Stalling: half a century of living standards in London
- Document type
- Clarke, Stephen
- Resolution Foundation
- Date of publication
- 27 June 2018
- Housing and Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Employment, Older Adults
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This report provides a comprehensive assessment of London’s living standards. It includes an assessment of its economy, job market, earnings, household income and wealth.
- Between 2000 and 2010 productivity in London grew 25 per cent fast than in the rest of the UK. Since 2010 London’s productivity growth has lagged behind the rest of the country.
- London’s employment rate is now almost 5 percentage points higher than its previous peak and is just below that of the UK (75.2 per cent compared to 75.6 per cent).
- Since 2009 London’s labour force has expanded by 19 per cent and international migrants have accounted for almost all of this. People born in the UK have accounted for almost none of the net increase in the capital’s labour force since 1994.
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