NEW Claimant Count Council Annual Average Maps - Updated for 2014
Next Publication: 15th July 2015: Northern Ireland Labour Market Report - July 2015
- Northern Ireland Labour Market Report June 2015 (PDF 858 KB)
- LMR Headline Tables June 2015 (Excel 65 KB)
- Changes to the Labour Market Report explained (PDF 125 KB)
At a glance:
The unemployment rate for the period February - April 2015 was estimated at 6.1%.
Further Information on Unemployment Statistics
The number of persons in employment in the period February - April 2015 was estimated at 827,000
Further Information on Employment Statistics
The NI economic inactivity rate at February - April 2015 for those aged 16-64 stood at 27.0%.
Labour Force Survey
The seasonally adjusted claimant count decreased by 1,000 from last month’s revised total. It now stands at 43,400 (4.8% of the workforce) in May 2015.
Further Information on Claimant Count
Quarterly Employment Survey
The estimated seasonally adjusted employee jobs total in Northern Ireland at March 2015 was 721,410
Further Information on the Quarterly Employment Survey
Composite Economic Index
The NI Composite Economic Index (NICEI) results for Q3 2014 estimate that NI economic activity decreased by 0.7% in real terms form Q2 to Q3 2014.
Further Information on the Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index
Index of Services
Provisional results from the Index of Services for the third quarter of 2014 showed that output in NI decreased by 0.6% in real terms over the quarter.
Further Information on the Index of Services
Index of Production
Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Production (IOP) for the first quarter of 2015 show that output levels increased by 3.7% over the quarter.
Further Information on the Index of Production
Index of Construction
The total volume of construction output in Northern Ireland in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased by 3.9% compared to Q3 2014.
Further Information on the Index of Construction
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
Over the year to April 2014, median gross weekly earnings for all employees (i.e. both full- and part-time) in NI decreased by 2.2% (to £358).
Further Information on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Over the latest twelve month period to 31 May 2015 there were a total of 1,831 confirmed redundancies, a decrease of 12% from the previous year (2,075).
Further Information on Redundancies