Northern Ireland Quarterly Employment Survey (QES)
Quarterly Employment Survey Latest Results - Published 19th February 2014
- Seasonal adjusted estimates from the Quarterly Employment Survey showed that there were 703,020 employee jobs in September 2013. This represented an increase +3,290 jobs (+0.5%) over the quarter and an annual increase of +8,620 jobs (+1.2%).
- Over the latest quarter there were increases across all sectors; in the Services sector (+2,200 jobs), in the Manufacturing sector (+690 jobs), in the Construction sector (+320 jobs) and in the ‘Other Industries’ sector (+80 jobs). The public sector jobs remained relatively unchanged (-40 jobs) while the private sector jobs experienced an increase (+0.6% or +3,110 jobs), over the same period.
- The annual increase in jobs (+8,620 jobs) was driven primarily by an increase in Service sector jobs (+8,390 jobs) and by increases in the Manufacturing sector jobs (+1,380 jobs) and the ‘Other industries’ sector (+150 jobs). This was slightly offset by a decrease in the Construction sector (-1,300 jobs) over the same period. The Public sector increased by 1,100 jobs over the year and have now decreased by 4.6% (-10,270 jobs) since the series peaked at September 2009. The private sector was up 7,570 jobs over year, but remains 5.3% (27,380 jobs) lower than the series peak in June 2008.
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Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) Tables
Industry Split Tables
|Table name||Description||File Size|
|Table 5.1||NI Employee Jobs - Seasonally Adjusted September 2013 - MS Excel||14KB|
|Table 5.2||NI Employee Jobs - Seasonally Adjusted 1993 - 2013 - MS Excel||23KB|
|Table 5.3||NI Employee Jobs - Unadjusted 1993 - 2013 - MS Excel||64KB|
|Table 5.4||NI Employee Jobs (Unadjusted) by Industry Section - September 2013 - MS Excel||13KB|
|Table 5.5||NI Employee Jobs by Industry Section (Unadjusted) September 2012, June 2013 and September 2013 - MS Excel||16KB|
|Table 5.6||Self Employment Jobs in NI by Broad Industry Group (June of Each Year) - MS Excel||13KB|
|Table 5.7||Workforce in Employment 1983 - 2013 - MS Excel||13KB|
|Table 5.8||NI Employee Jobs by 2-digit SIC07 Class - September 2013 - MS Excel||27KB|
Public - Private Sector Tables
|Table Name||Description||File Size|
|Table 5.9||NI Public Sector Jobs (Unadjusted) - September 2013 - MS Excel||11KB|
|Table 5.10||NI Employee Jobs - Seasonally Adjusted (Public / Private) 1993 - 2013 - MS Excel||16KB|
|Table 5.11||NI Employee Jobs - Unadjusted (Public / Private) 1993 - 2013 - MS Excel||64KB|
Other Quarterly Employment Survey Publications
|Labour Market Report (Section 5) - September 2013 - Adobe||108KB|
Northern Ireland Quarterly Employment Survey Background notes
Estimates of the number of employee jobs are obtained from the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES). The QES covers all public sector employers, all employers with 25 or more employees and a representative sample of smaller firms. It provides employee jobs estimates by gender, working pattern (full / part-time) and by Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (SIC07) for Northern Ireland as a whole. Seasonally adjusted figures are also available at broad industry level. The latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Employment Survey estimates are available in excel spreadsheet format as detailed in the tables above.
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Northern Ireland Quarterly Employment Survey Historical Data
|Table Name||Description||File Size|
|Table 5.12||NI Employee Jobs June 1971 - September 2013 - by SIC code - MS Excel||1,313KB|
|Table 5.13||NI Employee Jobs June 1978 - September 2013 - by broad industry sector(by gender and working pattern) - MS Excel||56KB|
|Table 5.14||NI Employee Jobs - Public Sector - December 2007 - September 2013||296KB|
Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) archived data can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Discontinuity in Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) Estimates