Dataset:A01: Summary of labour market statistics
Corrections and notices
26 January 2021
A minor formatting issue was detected in tab 20 of this dataset and has now been corrected. Headings were misaligned. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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.
26 January 2021
Review of labour market resources and priorities has resulted in the temporary suspension of some of international estimates of employment and unemployment (tab 17) in this dataset. All data is readily available elsewhere on the ONS, Eurostat, OECD, Statistics Canada and US Bureau of Labour Statistics websites.
13 October 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 using LFS data presented in this table for periods from January to March 2020 have been weighted to account for this bias.