Regional, local authority and Parliamentary constituency breakdowns of changes in UK employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other related statistics.

An issue has been detected in the weighting of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Northern Ireland for the November 2023 to January 2024 quarter only. While only Northern Ireland data are affected, as a consequence we are not publishing regional LFS figures as part of the March 2024 release in any of our releases including LFS regional data in Public Sector Employment (PSE) and Workforce Jobs (WFJ).

We estimate the impact of this issue on UK LFS figures will be small – around 0.1 percentage points on headline rates – and so publication of UK data is not affected. We will aim to publish LFS regional data in our April 2024 release and regional PSE and WFJ when they are next updated in June.


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.