The most up-to-date official statistics on the economy and labour market

Updated 14th September 2016

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Next Northern Ireland Labour Market Report: 19th October 2016

Latest Labour Market Report

At a glance

Labour Force Survey

  • The unemployment rate for the period May - July 2016  was estimated at 5.6% 
  • The number of persons in employment in the period May – July 2016 was estimated at 837,000
  • The NI economic inactivity rate for May - July 2016 for those aged 16-64 was estimated at 26.4%

Further information on the Labour Force Survey

Claimant Count

  • The seasonally adjusted claimant count decreased by 800 from last month's revised total. It now stands at 35,100 (3.9% of the workforce) in August 2016

Further information on Claimant Count

Quarterly Employment Survey

  • At June 2016, the seasonally adjusted employee jobs estimate in NI stood at 733, 490

Further information on the Quarterly Employment Survey

Composite Economic Index

  • The Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI) results indicate that NI economic activity increased by 0.4% from Quarter 4 2015 to Quarter 1 2016. This is the same as the growth recorded for the UK over the quarter.

Further information on the Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index

Index of Services

  • Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Services for the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2016 show that output, in real terms, increased over the quarter by 1.7%, whilst the UK reported an increase of 0.5% over the same time period.

Further information on the Index of Services

Index of Production

  • Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Production (IOP) for the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2016 show that output levels for Northern Ireland increased by 0.6% over the quarter while output in the UK as a whole increased by 2.0%.

Further information on the Index of Production

Index of Construction

  • The total volume of construction output in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2016 increased by 3.4% compared to Q4 2015 and was 2.3% higher compared to the same quarter in 2015.

Further information on the Index of Construction

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)

  • In April 2015 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £485, up 5.4% from £460 in 2014.

Further information on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Redundancies

  • There were 271 confirmed redundancies in August 2016.
  • There has been a 74% increase in the number of confirmed redundancies over the last year to 31st August 2016 – 3,396 compared to 1,947 in the previous year.

Further information on Redundancies

 

 

 

 

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