Notice

10 November 2020

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all face-to-face interviewing for the Labour Force Survey was suspended and replaced with telephone interviewing. This change in mode for first interviews has changed the non-response bias of the survey, affecting interviews from March 2020 onwards. More information can be found in an article on the ONS website. Estimates presented in this table for periods from January to March 2020 have been weighted to account for this bias.

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    10 November 2020
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    15 December 2020

About this Dataset

Labour Force Survey (LFS) single-month estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity have been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) since 2004. Not designated as National Statistics.

Edition in this dataset

Current edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

Important notes and usage information

  • The estimates do not have National Statistics status and are volatile.

  • Unlike the three-month average estimates, the single-month estimates are not necessarily representative of the UK as a whole and they are based on only around one third of the sample size.

  • The three-month average estimates (published at Table A02) have National Statistics status and provide a much more reliable indication of short-term movements in the labour market.