People in low-paid, insecure work faced a rising tide of employment uncertainty in 2020

Think tank: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Author(s): Andrew Wenham; Alina Sandor

July 20, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation follows workers’ employment journeys through 2020.

This briefing focuses on the millions of workers furloughed or out of work during the first COVID-19 lockdown. What happened next to these workers? Were they able to stay afloat and re-join the labour force when lockdown was over? Were some groups of workers more likely to stay afloat than others?