Methodology related to employment and employee types

  • Labour Force Survey – user guidance

    Methodology | Released on 19 June 2020

    Guidance about the background and methodology of the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

    Keywords: Labour Force Survey, User Guide, Guidance, LFS, employment, jobs, workforce, labour market, earnings, statistical quality

  • A guide to labour market statistics

    Methodology | Released on 16 June 2020

    Explanation of the major concepts that exist within the labour market and their relationship to each other.

    Keywords: employment, unemployment, jobs, earnings, wages

  • Labour Force Survey performance and quality monitoring reports

    Methodology | Released on 19 May 2020

    Response rates, sample size and quality assessment of the Office of National Statistics' quarterly Labour Force Survey.

    Keywords: quality, performance, labour force survey, response rates

  • Measuring and reporting reliability of Labour Force Survey and Annual Population Survey estimates

    Methodology | Released on 1 May 2020

    Identification of existing threshold rules in Labour Force and Annual Population Surveys, with recommendations to improve consistency and the communication of uncertainty.

    Keywords: LFS thresholds, measuring uncertainty, , LFS disclosure

  • Labour Market Survey: comparative estimates report

    Methodology | Released on 6 February 2020

    This report provides a comparison of core labour market outputs from the Labour Market Survey Statistical Test and the Labour Force Survey over the same period (November 2018 to January 2019). It highlights methodological differences and similarities and provides some commentary on the comparability of such figures, as well as recommendations for future research.

    Keywords: research outputs, employment, unemployment, economic inactivity

  • Labour Market Survey: research and results overview

    Methodology | Released on 6 February 2020

    Summary of findings from each Labour Markey Survey Statistical Test report as well as an overview of the purpose of the test, information on the survey design, and the work that will follow on from the results.

    Keywords: LMS, LFS, Force

  • Labour Market Survey: technical report

    Methodology | Released on 6 February 2020

    Technical design of the Labour Market Survey Statistical Test, comparing the Labour Market Survey prototype and the Labour Force Survey. Includes response rates and paradata collected throughout the Statistical Test.

    Keywords: Force, LMS, LFS

  • Labour Market Survey: characteristics report

    Methodology | Released on 6 February 2020

    The characteristic profile of the responding sample to the Labour Market Survey, providing the first available evidence on the socio-demographic composition for the transformed, mixed-mode survey.

    Keywords: LMS, LFS, Force

  • Improvements to the weighting methodology used in the Labour Force Survey longitudinal datasets

    Methodology | Released on 21 January 2020

    This article summarises the impact of changes made to the weighting methodology used in the Labour Force Survey longitudinal datasets.

    Keywords: people in employment, labour market

  • Revisions to workforce jobs: December 2019

    Methodology | Released on 17 December 2019

    Developments and revisions to the workforce jobs (WFJ) series, released by Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 17 December 2019 in the Vacancies and jobs statistical bulletin.

    Keywords: workforce, employee, jobs, revisions