Methodology related to employment and employee types

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Subnational labour market

    Methodology | Released on 5 February 2016

    Information about Labour Market Statistics, employment, unemployment and claimant count for small areas including regions, published in the Regional Labour Market Statistical Bulletin.

    Keywords: labour market, employment, unemployment, jobs, subnational labour, regional labour market, small areas, local labour market

  • Standard occupational classification (SOC 2000) backcasting

    Methodology | Released on 5 February 2016

    Overview of the process used to introduce Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 2000 to replace SOC90.

    Keywords: backcasting, standard occupational classification, labour force survey, SOC, LFS

  • Standard occupational classification (SOC 2000) and NS-SEC on the labour force survey

    Methodology | Released on 5 February 2016

    The first time use of Standard Industrial Classification (SOC) 2000 and NS-SEC in the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

    Keywords: Labour force survey, LFS, standard occupational classification, SOC, jobs, employment, job classifications, types of jobs