Stoppages of work because of disputes between employers and employees. These include strikes and lock-outs (where an employer stops employees from entering a place of work). Figures include the number of days lost to workplace disputes in the public and private sectors and the number of workers involved.
Between the 3 months to February 2016 and March to May 2016, the number of people in work increased. The number of unemployed people and the number of people not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) fell.
There were 31.70 million people in work, 176,000 more than for the 3 months to February 2016 and 624,000 more than for a year earlier.
There were 23.19 million people working full-time, 401,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.52 million people working part-time, 223,000 more than for a year earlier.
Analysis of labour disputes in 2014, including working days lost, stoppages and workers involved. This provides more in-depth analysis of the figures than the Labour Market bulletin. The number of days lost in the UK in 2014 was 788,000 (days lost per 1000 employees) and mainly attributable to large-scale public sector strikes.