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Workplace disputes and working conditions
Stoppages of work because of disputes between employers and employees. These include strikes and lock-outs (where an employer stops employees from entering a place of work). Figures include the number of days lost to workplace disputes in the public and private sectors and the number of workers involved.
Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between April to June 2018 and July to September 2018, the number of people in work and the number of unemployed people both increased but the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking nor available to work (economically inactive) was little changed.
There were 32.41 million people in work, 23,000 more compared with April to June 2018 and 350,000 more than for a year earlier.
The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 years who were in work) was 75.5%, little changed compared with April to June 2018 but higher than for a year earlier (75.0%).