From the 1st April 2011, the responsibility for the collection of data and production of official labour market and economic statistics transferred from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), an agency of the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP). This transfer mirrored the position in Great Britain where most business surveys and labour market data collection and statistical production have been transferred from the departments with policy responsibilities to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, it is important to note that there are no planned changes to the production of economic and labour market statistical publications and outputs as a result of the transfer.
Northern Ireland Labour Market Report
The Labour Market Reports are published on a monthly basis and data contributing to these publications are periodically revised in line with the practice for the rest of the UK, incorporating the latest population estimates and annual reviews of seasonal adjustment. Whilst the magnitude of the revisions are relatively small, users should avoid comparing estimates between archived publications as data contained within them may have changed since first published.
Northern Ireland Labour Market Report Press Release