At a glance:
The unemployment rate for the period May - July 2014 was estimated at 6.6%.
Further Information on Unemployment Statistics
The number of persons in employment in the period May - July 2014 was estimated at 808,000.
Further Information on Employment Statistics
The NI economic inactivity rate at May - July 2014 for those aged 16-64 stood at 27.1%.
Labour Force Survey
The seasonally adjusted claimant count decreased by 600 from last month’s revised total. It now stands at 52,200 (5.9% of the workforce) in August 2014.
Further Information on Claimant Count
Quarterly Employment Survey
The estimated seasonally adjusted employee jobs total in Northern Ireland at June 2014 was 712,480.
Further Information on the Quarterly Employment Survey
Composite Economic Index
The latest figures indicate that NI economic activity increased by 1.6% over the year to Q1 2014.
Further Information on the Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index
Index of Services
Provisional results from the Index of Services for the second quarter of 2014 showed that output in NI increased by 0.4% 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 second quarter of 2014 show that output levels increased by 1.9%.
Further Information on the Index of Production
Index of Construction
The total volume of construction output in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 0.6% compared to Q4 2013.
Further Information on the Index of Construction
In the three months to June 2014, the average actual weekly hours worked in NI was 33.8 hours.
Further Information on the Labour Force Survey
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
Earnings results for April 2013, show that yearly growth in median gross weekly earnings for all employees (i.e. both full- and part-time) in NI was 1.7% (to £367).
Further Information on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Over the latest twelve month period to 31st August 2014 there were a total of 2,136 confirmed redundancies, a decrease of 33% from the previous year (3,165).
Further Information on Redundancies