NEW Claimant Count Annual Average Maps - Updated for 2014
Next Northern Ireland Labour Market Report: 17th August 2016
Latest Labour Market Report
At a glance
Labour Force Survey
- The unemployment rate for the period March - May 2016 was estimated at 5.9%
- The number of persons in employment in the period March - May 2016 was estimated at 833,000
- The NI economic inactivity rate for March - May 2016 for those aged 16-64 was estimated at 26.6%
- The seasonally adjusted claimant count decreased by 600 from last month's revised total. It now stands at 36,700 (4.1% of the workforce) in June 2016
Quarterly Employment Survey
- At March 2016, the seasonally adjusted employee jobs estimate in NI stood at 735,010
Composite Economic Index
- The Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI) results show that NI economic activity was estimated to have increased by 0.4% in real terms between Quarter 3 (July-September) and Quarter 4 (October-December) 2015.
Index of Services
- Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Services for the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2016 show that output, in real terms, increased over the quarter by 0.6%.
Index of Production
- Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Production (IOP) for the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2016 show that output levels for Northern Ireland decreased by 0.2% over the quarter.
Index of Construction
- The total volume of construction output in Northern Ireland in the final quarter of 2015 decreased by 1.7% compared to Q3 2015 but was 3.0% higher compared to the same quarter in 2014.
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.
- There were 283 confirmed redundancies in June 2016.
- There has been a 65% increase in the number of confirmed redundancies over the last year to 30th June 2016 – 3,200 compared to 1,941 in the previous year.