About this dataset

Labour market status (employment, unemployment and inactivity) of disabled people. This table is updated four times a year in February, May, August and November. These estimates are sourced from the Labour Force Survey, a survey of households.

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Important notes and usage information

As a result of the apparent discontinuity and the inconclusive investigations at this stage, comparisons should be treated with caution between Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2017 and subsequent quarters. Users should be mindful that the data are not seasonally adjusted so any change that they are seeing between consecutive quarters could be due to seasonality.

Users can continue making comparisons prior to the apparent discontinuity, between a given quarter and the same quarter in previous years (we normally advise users to make these “same quarter” comparisons with not seasonally adjusted datasets). Comparisons between periods following the apparent discontinuity should also be treated with caution while investigations continue.

Further recommendations on “same quarter” comparisons after the discontinuity will be given in November 2018 when we publish the data for Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2018 and we will have a whole year of data after the apparent discontinuity.

Relevant articles are available at the Methodology related to employment and employee types page.

We will continue to investigate possible causes of this apparent discontinuity.    

Contact details for this Dataset

Richard Clegg
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455400