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Next Northern Ireland Labour Market Report: 15th March 2017
Latest Labour Market Report
At a glance
Labour Force Survey
The unemployment rate for the period October - December 2016 was estimated at 5.3%
The number of persons in employment in the period October – December 2016 was estimated at 847,000
The NI economic inactivity rate for October - December 2016 for those aged 16-64 was estimated at 25.9%
The seasonally adjusted claimant count decreased by 1,000 from last month's revised total. It now stands at 31,600 (3.5% of the workforce) in January 2017
Quarterly Employment Survey
- At September 2016, the seasonally adjusted employee jobs estimate in NI stood at 732,360
Composite Economic Index
- The Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI) results indicate that NI economic activity increased by 1.6% from Quarter 3 2015 to Quarter 3 2016.
Index of Services
- Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Services for the third quarter (Jul-Sept) of 2016 show that output in NI, in real terms, decreased over the quarter by 0.5%.
Index of Production
- Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Production (IOP) for the third quarter (July-Sept) of 2016 show that output levels for Northern Ireland decreased by 1.8% over the quarter.
Index of Construction
- The total volume of construction output in the third quarter of 2016 decreased by 1.9% compared with Q2 2016 but was 8.8% higher compared to the same quarter in 2015.
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
- In April 2016 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £495, up 2.2% from £485 in 2015.
- There were 210 confirmed redundancies in January 2017.
There has been an 86% increase in the number of confirmed redundancies over the last year to 31st January 2017 – 3,599 compared to 1,932 in the previous year.