Northern Ireland Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Labour Force Survey Latest Results - Published 19th February 2014
- The Northern Ireland seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, as measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS), was estimated at 7.4% for the period October - December 2013. This is up 0.1 percentage points from the rate recorded in the previous quarter (7.3%) but down 0.5 percentage points from the rate recorded one year ago (7.8%).
- Seasonally adjusted estimates for the period October - December 2013 showed that there were 807,000 people in employment in Northern Ireland and that the corresponding working age employment rate was estimated to be 67.6%. This rate increased by 0.4 percentage points over the quarter and by 0.6 percentage points over the year.
- The seasonally adjusted number of working age persons that were economically inactive decreased by 5,000 over the quarter and the corresponding working age economic inactivity rate was 26.9% (in October - December 2013). The Northern Ireland inactivity rate (26.9%) remained above the UK average rate (22.1%) and was the highest rate among the twelve UK regions.
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Labour Force Survey Tables
|Table name||File Size|
|Table 2.1a||Labour Market Structure - Seasonally Adjusted||23KB|
|Table 2.1b||Labour Market Structure||20KB|
|Table 2.2||Economic Activity by Age||19KB|
|Table 2.3||Economic Activity Rates by Age||19KB|
|Table 2.4a||Economically Inactive Who Want Work||21KB|
|Table 2.4b||Economically Inactive Who Do Not Want Work||18KB|
|Table 2.5||Economic Inactivity by Age||18KB|
|Table 2.6||Employment by Category||19KB|
|Table 2.7||Actual Weekly Hours of Work||18KB|
|Table 2.8||Employment by Age||18KB|
|Table 2.9||Unemployment by Age||17KB|
|Table 2.10||Unemployment by Duration||18KB|
|Table 2.11||International Comparisons of Employment and Unemployment||24KB|
|Table 2.12||Comparison of Working Age Rates.xls||276KB|
|Notes and Definitions||27KB|
Labour Force Survey Publications
Labour Force Survey Background Notes
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly sample survey carried out by interviewing people about their personal circumstances and work. It is the biggest regular household survey in Northern Ireland and provides a rich and vital source of information about the labour force using internationally agreed concepts and definitions. The LFS provides information on, · labour market structure · employment · unemployment · economic activity · groups within the labour market The latest Northern Ireland Labour Force Survey estimates are available in excel spreadsheet format as detailed in the table above.
Background to the Labour Force Survey
Sample Coverage and Definitions
Archive data for Labour Force Survey (LFS) can be accessed by clicking on the link below.