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Latest Publication: LFS Quarterly Supplement Oct - Dec 2014 (PDF 646 KB)
At a glance:
The unemployment rate for the period October-December 2014 was estimated at 5.7%.
Further Information on Unemployment Statistics
The number of persons in employment in the period October-December 2014 was estimated at 815,000
Further Information on Employment Statistics
The NI economic inactivity rate at October-December 2014 for those aged 16-64 stood at 28.0%.
Labour Force Survey
The seasonally adjusted claimant count decreased by 1,700 from last month’s revised total. It now stands at 48,200 (5.4% of the workforce) in January 2015.
Further Information on Claimant Count
Quarterly Employment Survey
The estimated seasonally adjusted employee jobs total in Northern Ireland at September 2014 was 720,290.
Further Information on the Quarterly Employment Survey
Composite Economic Index
The latest figures indicate that NI economic activity increased by 1.2% over the year to Q2 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 third quarter of 2014 show that output levels decreased by 1.4%.
Further Information on the Index of Production
Index of Construction
The total volume of construction output in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2014 decreased by 0.7% compared to Q2 2014.
Further Information on the Index of Construction
In the three months to November 2014, the average actual weekly hours worked in NI was 34.3 hours.
Further Information on the Labour Force Survey
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 January 2015 there were a total of 2,281 confirmed redundancies, an increase of 12% from the previous year (2,028).
Further Information on Redundancies