Methodology related to employment and employee types

  • Labour Force Survey – user guidance

    Methodology | Released on 15 May 2018

    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

  • Analysis of the discontinuity in the Labour Force Survey disability data: April to June 2017 to July to September 2017

    Methodology | Released on 15 May 2018

    In November 2017, Office for National Statistics suspended Dataset A08 (Labour market status of disabled people) for subsequent time periods due to an apparent discontinuity between Quarter 2 (April to June) 2017 and Quarter 3 (July to September) 2017. This article outlines the analysis of the discontinuity that has been completed prior to reinstating Dataset A08.

    Keywords: Unemployment, Employment, Inactive

  • A guide to labour market statistics

    Methodology | Released on 2 January 2018

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

    Keywords: employment, unemployment, jobs, earnings, wages

  • Revisions to workforce jobs: December 2017

    Methodology | Released on 13 December 2017

    An explanation of the revisions to the workforce jobs series released on 13 December 2017 in the Labour market statistical bulletin.

    Keywords: workforce jobs, employee jobs, labour market

  • Claimant count QMI

    Methodology | Released on 28 November 2017

  • Labour Force Survey performance and quality report: Oct to Dec 2016

    Methodology | Released on 15 February 2017

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

    Keywords: LFS

  • Revisions to workforce jobs: Dec 2016

    Methodology | Released on 14 December 2016

    This revisions article explains the revisions to the workforce jobs series released on 14 December 2016 in the Labour Market statistical bulletin.

    Keywords: labour market, LFS, Labour force survey, AWE, average weekly earnings, employment, unemployment, jobs

  • Labour Force Survey performance and quality monitoring reports

    Methodology | Released on 17 August 2016

  • Revisions to workforce jobs

    Methodology | Released on 15 June 2016

  • Measuring disability in the Labour Force Survey

    Methodology | Released on 14 March 2016

    The aim of this report is to provide insight into how the Labour Force Survey (LFS) questionnaire changes, and how is has altered disability reporting behaviours on the LFS. It will provide users with enough understanding to accurately interpret analysis over time and be able to attach relevant footnotes.

    Keywords: labour market, LFS, Labour force survey, AWE, average weekly earnings, articles, employment, unemployment, jobs