1. Summary of labour market statistics

Summary of labour market statistics
Dataset A01 | Updated monthly
A summary of labour market statistics including estimates of employment and unemployment from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and estimates of earnings, jobs and vacancies from Office for National Statistics (ONS) business surveys.

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2. Labour market status

Sex

Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset A02 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for people aged 16 years and over and people aged between 16 and 64 years (seasonally adjusted), broken down by sex. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity (not-seasonally adjusted)
Dataset A02 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for people aged 16 years and over and people aged between 16 and 64 years (not seasonally adjusted), broken down by sex. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

People below state pension age

Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for people below state pension age
Dataset A04 | Updated quarterly
These estimates follow the incremental increase in the female State Pension age each quarter; they are not the headline Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates, which are shown at Tables A02 SA and A02 NSA. Sourced from the LFS, a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Age

Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset A05 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity broken down into age group (seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset A05 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity broken down into age group (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Educational attainment

Educational status and labour market status for people aged from 16 to 24 (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset A06 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity, and educational status of people aged 16 to 24 years in the UK (seasonally adjusted). Includes people both in and not in full-time education. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Educational status and labour market status for people aged from 16 to 24 (not-seasonally adjusted)
Dataset A06 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity, and educational status of people aged 16 to 24 years in the UK (not seasonally adjusted). Includes people both in and not in full-time education. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Disability

Labour market status of disabled people
Dataset A08 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity of disabled people in the UK. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Ethnicity

Labour market status by ethnic group
Dataset A09 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by ethnic group. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

International comparisons of employment and unemployment rates

International comparisons of employment and unemployment rates
Dataset A10 | Temporarily suspended
International comparisons of employment and unemployment rates. Includes estimates for all EU member states plus the United States, Canada and Japan.

Sampling variability

Labour Force Survey sampling variability
Dataset A11 | Updated monthly
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) gathers data from a sample and estimates are subject to uncertainty because of sampling variability (95% confidence intervals and coefficients of variation).

Country of birth and nationality

Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by nationality and country of birth
Dataset A12 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by nationality and country of birth. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Labour Force Survey single-month estimates

Labour Force Survey single-month estimates
Dataset X01 | Updated monthly
Experimental single-month estimates of UK employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age and region. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. Official statistics, not designated as National Statistics.

Labour Force Survey Flows estimates

Labour Force Survey Flows estimates
Dataset X02 | Updated quarterly
Experimental estimates of unemployment by age for UK regions and countries, sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. Official statistics, not designated as National Statistics. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Labour Force Survey weekly estimates

Labour Force Survey weekly estimates
Dataset X07 | Updated monthly
Weekly estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and hours in the UK. All estimates are calculated from highly experimental weekly Labour Force Survey datasets.

Claimant Count

Claimant Count
Dataset CLA01 | Updated monthly
Experimental UK estimates of the Claimant Count including Jobseeker's Allowance and out of work Universal Credit claimants.

Claimant Count by age group
Dataset CLA02 | Updated monthly
Experimental estimates of the Claimant Count, a measure of the number of people in the UK claiming unemployment related benefits, including breakdowns by age and sex.

Claimant Count revisions triangle
Dataset CLA03 | Updated monthly
Claimant Count revisions triangle, showing revisions to figures of all people claiming unemployment related benefits in the UK because of new data. Experimental statistics.

Claimant Count by unitary and local authority (experimental)
Dataset CC01 | Updated monthly
Claimant Count for people resident in local and unitary authorities, counties and regions in the UK. Experimental statistics, not designated as National Statistics.

Claimant Count by Parliamentary constituency (experimental)
Dataset CC02 | Updated monthly
Claimant Count for people resident in Westminster Parliamentary constituencies and regions in the UK. Experimental statistics, not designated as National Statistics.

Claimant Count for constituencies of the Scottish Parliament (experimental)
Dataset CC02.1 | Updated monthly
Claimant Count for people resident in constituencies of the Scottish Parliament and Scotland. Experimental statistics, not designated as National Statistics.

Claimant Count for Local Enterprise Partnerships (experimental)
Dataset CC03 | Updated monthly
Claimant Count for people resident in Local Enterprise Partnerships. Experimental statistics, not designated as National Statistics.

Jobseeker's Allowance

Jobseeker's Allowance claimants
Dataset BEN02 | Temporarily suspended
Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in the UK, including breakdown by sex (not designated as National Statistics).

Jobseeker's Allowance by age and duration
Dataset BEN03 | Temporarily suspended
Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in the UK, including breakdowns by age, duration and sex (not designated as National Statistics).

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3. Employment

Full-time, part-time and temporary workers (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset EMP01 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK employment including a breakdown by sex, type of employment, and full-time and part-time working (seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Full-time, part-time and temporary workers (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset EMP01 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK employment including a breakdown by sex, type of employment, and full-time and part-time working (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Public and private sector employment
Dataset EMP02 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of employment in the public and private sectors in the UK. These estimates are updated in March, June, September and December.

Public sector employment by industry
Dataset EMP03 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of employment in the public sector in the UK, broken down by industry. These estimates are updated in March, June, September and December.

Employment rate revisions triangle
Dataset EMP05 | Updated monthly
Employment rate revisions triangle. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Employment by country of birth and nationality
Dataset EMP06 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of UK employment levels and rates by country of birth and nationality (not seasonally adjusted). These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Temporary employees
Dataset EMP07 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of temporary employees in the UK, including breakdowns by all temporary work, fixed period contracts, agency temping, casual and seasonal work (not seasonally adjusted). These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Employment by socio-economic classification
Dataset EMP11 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of employment levels in the UK by socio-economic classification. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Employment by industry
Dataset EMP13 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of employment in the UK broken down by industry (not seasonally adjusted). These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Employees and self-employed by industry
Dataset EMP14 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of employees and self-employed by industry in the UK, including a breakdown by sex and full-time and part-time working. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Job related training received by employees
Dataset EMP15 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of employees receiving job-related training in the UK, including a breakdown by sex (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Underemployment and overemployment
Dataset EMP16 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of underemployment and overemployment figures in the UK of those aged 16 years and over (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

People in employment on zero hours contracts
Dataset EMP17 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of people in work on zero-hours contracts in the UK, with breakdowns including age, sex, region, educational status and occupation. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Unemployment by age and duration (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset UNEM01 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates of unemployment in the UK including a breakdown by sex, age group and the length of time people are unemployed. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Unemployment by age and duration (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset UNEM01 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates of unemployment in the UK including a breakdown by sex, age group and the length of time people are unemployed (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Unemployment by previous industrial sector
Dataset UNEM03 | Updated monthly
Estimates of unemployment levels in the UK by industry of last job, including breakdown by sex (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Unemployment rate revisions triangle
Dataset UNEM04 | Updated monthly
Unemployment rate revisions triangle, showing revisions to unemployment figures in the UK because of new data. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Comparison between unemployment and the Claimant Count
Dataset X05 | Updated monthly
A comparison of quarterly changes in unemployment figures in the UK with quarterly changes in the Claimant Count, a measure of all people claiming unemployment related benefits, including breakdown by age.

Redundancies levels and rates (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset RED01 SA | Updated monthly
Number of people (levels), men and women in the UK made redundant and redundancy rates (seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Redundancies levels and rates (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset RED01 NSA | Updated monthly
Number of people (levels), men and women in the UK made redundant and redundancy rates (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Redundancies by age, industry and region
Dataset RED02 | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK redundancies by age, industry, and region (including English regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), not seasonally adjusted. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Economic inactivity by reason (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset INAC01 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates of those not in the UK labour force measured by the reasons given for economic inactivity. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Economic inactivity by reason (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset INAC01 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates of those not in the UK labour force measured by the reasons given for economic inactivity. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

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4. Jobs

Workforce jobs summary
Dataset JOBS01 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of jobs in the UK by type of job (including employee jobs, self-employment jobs, HM Forces and government-supported trainees). Workforce jobs tables are usually updated in March, June, September and December.

Workforce jobs by industry
Dataset JOBS02 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of jobs in the UK by industry (Standard Industrial Classification 2007), including workforce jobs, employee jobs and self-employment jobs. Workforce jobs tables are usually updated in March, June, September and December.

Employee jobs by industry
Dataset JOBS03 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of employee jobs in the UK and Great Britain by industry using Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) information. Workforce jobs tables are usually updated in March, June, September and December.

Self-employment jobs by industry
Dataset JOBS04 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of self-employed people in the UK and Great Britain by industry using Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) information. Workforce jobs tables are usually updated in March, June, September and December.

Workforce jobs by region and industry
Dataset JOBS05 | Updated quarterly
Estimates of UK workforce jobs. Broken down by English regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by industry using Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) information. Workforce jobs tables are usually updated in March, June, September and December.

Workforce jobs revisions triangle
Dataset JOBS06 | Updated quarterly
A comparison of UK workforce jobs estimates. Workforce jobs tables are usually updated in March, June, September and December.

Workforce jobs sampling variability
Dataset JOBS07 | Updated annually
UK workforce jobs sampling variability estimates (95% confidence intervals and coefficients of variation). These sampling variability estimates are usually updated once a year.

Reconciliation of estimates of employment and jobs
Dataset X03 | Updated annually
Reconciliation of estimates of workforce jobs (derived primarily from employer surveys) with estimates of employment (derived from the Labour Force Survey) in the UK. Experimental statistics.

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5. Vacancies

Vacancies and unemployment
Dataset VACS01 | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK vacancies and unemployment. Sourced from the Vacancy Survey.

Vacancies by industry
Dataset VACS02 | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK vacancies by industry. Sourced from the Vacancy Survey.

Vacancies by size of business
Dataset VACS03 | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK vacancies by size of business. Sourced from the Vacancy Survey.

Single month vacancies estimates
Dataset X06 | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK vacancies by size of business and by industry (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Vacancy Survey. The estimates do not have National Statistics status.

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6. Hours

Actual weekly hours worked (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset HOUR01 SA | Updated monthly
Estimates for the hours that people in employment work in the UK. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Actual weekly hours worked (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset HOUR01 NSA | Updated monthly
Estimates for the hours that people in employment work in the UK. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Usual weekly hours worked (seasonally adjusted)
Dataset HOUR02 SA | Updated quarterly
Estimates of the amount of usual weekly hours worked in the UK, including employees and self-employed (seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Usual weekly hours worked (not seasonally adjusted)
Dataset HOUR02 SA | Updated quarterly
Estimates of the amount of usual weekly hours worked in the UK, including employees and self-employed (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Average hours worked by industry
Dataset HOUR03 | Updated monthly
Estimates of the average amount of hours worked in the UK by industry, including a breakdown by gender. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

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7. Earnings

Average weekly earnings

Average weekly earnings
Dataset EARN01 | Updated monthly
Headline estimates of earnings growth in Great Britain (seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey.

Average weekly earnings by sector
Dataset EARN02 | Updated monthly
Estimates of earnings in Great Britain broken down to show the effects of changes in wages and the effects of changes in the composition of employment (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey.

Average weekly earnings by industry
Dataset EARN03 | Updated monthly
Estimates of earnings in Great Britain broken down by detailed industrial sector (not seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey.

Labour Force Survey earnings

Gross weekly earnings of full-time employees
Dataset EARN04 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of gross weekly earnings of full-time employees in the UK, broken down by gender. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

Gross weekly earnings of full-time employees by region
Dataset EARN05 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of gross weekly earnings of full-time employees in the UK, broken down by region. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Gross weekly earnings by occupation
Dataset EARN06 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of gross weekly earnings of people in employment in the UK, broken down by occupation. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Gross weekly earnings by industry
Dataset EARN07 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of gross weekly earnings of people in employment in the UK, broken down by industry. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Distribution of gross hourly earnings of employees
Dataset EARN08 | Updated quarterly
Quarterly estimates of the distribution of gross hourly earnings of employees in the UK. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households. These estimates are updated in February, May, August and November.

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8. Regional labour market

Regional labour market summary (sourced from the Labour Force Survey)
Dataset A07 | Updated monthly
Estimates of UK regional employment, unemployment and economic inactivity broken down by English regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (seasonally adjusted). Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Key statistics for all regions
Dataset KS1 | Updated monthly
Key labour market statistics for all UK countries and regions. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

Regional labour market summary (not sourced from the Labour Force Survey)
Dataset S01 | Updated monthly
Labour market indicators for countries and regions of the UK covering employment, unemployment, Claimant Count and workforce jobs.

Headline Labour Force Survey indicators for all regions
Dataset HI00 | Updated monthly
Labour market indicators for UK regions. Sourced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a survey of households.

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9. NOMIS

Employment by occupation
NOMIS | Updated quarterly
Provides a detailed snapshot of UK employment by occupation, broken down by sex.

NOMIS provides free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics.

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10. Time series

Labour market statistics time series
Updated monthly
Large dataset which contains UK labour market statistics data time series.

Average weekly earnings time series
Updated monthly
Large dataset which contains Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) in Great Britain time series.

Claimant Count and vacancies time series
Updated monthly
Large dataset which contains series for the Claimant Count (which measures the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits) and vacancies in the UK.

Public sector employment time series
Updated quarterly
Large dataset which contains seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted quarterly time series of UK public sector employment, containing the latest estimates. These estimates are updated in March, June, September and December.

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Contact details for this Methodology

Debra Leaker
labour.market@ons.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455400