EMP14: Employees and self-employed by industry
23 March 2021
LFS responses are weighted to official 2018-based population projections on demographic trends that pre-date the coronavirus pandemic. In our Coronavirus and the impact on payroll employment article we analyse the population totals used in the LFS weighting process and state our intention to make adjustments. Rates published from the LFS remain robust; however, levels and changes in levels should be used with caution. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability.
Workforce jobs, mainly sourced from employer surveys, provides a more reliable industrial breakdown than the Labour Force Survey. Workforce jobs by industry estimates are available at Tables JOBS02 and JOBS03.