Annual commentary with quarterly dataset of the labour share of income, unit labour costs (ULC) and average labour compensation per hour (ALCH), with industry breakdowns.

Publications

Data

  • Unit labour cost and unit wage cost time series

    Unit labour cost, average labour compensation per hour worked, labour share and unit wage cost for the whole UK economy, unit wage cost for manufacturing.

  • Labour costs and labour income

    Unit labour cost, average labour compensation per hour worked, labour share and unit wage cost for the whole UK economy, and unit wage cost for manufacturing.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    11 May 2022 09:30
    Reason for change:
    The unit labour costs, labour share of income publication scheduled for 11 May has been delayed to allow extra time to quality assure data and further explore any underlying trends before publication. This publication will now be published on Friday 13 May.