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

Updated 15th February 2017

Claimant Count Annual Average Maps 

New Council Annual Average

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%

Further information on the Labour Force Survey

Claimant Count

  • 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

Further information on Claimant Count

Quarterly Employment Survey

  • At September 2016, the seasonally adjusted employee jobs estimate in NI stood at 732,360

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 1.6% from Quarter 3 2015 to Quarter 3 2016.

Further information on the Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index

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%.

Further information on the Index of Services

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.

Further information on the Index of Production

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.

Further information on the Index of Construction

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.

Further information on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Redundancies

  • 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.

Further information on Redundancies

 

 

 

 

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