Methodology related to people in work

  • 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

  • Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings – questionnaire guidance

    Methodology | Released on 29 April 2020

    Guidance designed to help you complete the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) questionnaire.
  • Labour Force Survey – user guidance

    Methodology | Released on 8 April 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 sources of data on income and earnings

    Methodology | Released on 6 April 2020

  • Quality-adjusted labour input (QALI) QMI

    Methodology | Released on 13 March 2020

    Quality and methodology information for quality-adjusted labour input (QALI), detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: multi-factor productivity, MFP, MFP QMI

  • 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: 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

  • 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