Employment, unemployment, inactivity, jobs and the Claimant Count, by region, local authority and parliamentary constituencies.



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.

Pre-release access list for Regional labour market statistics in the UK: May 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

The following persons receive pre-release access to the statistics 24 hours in advance of publication.

Access granted to Organisation
Prime Minister Cabinet Office
Cabinet Secretary Cabinet Office
PS/Prime Minister Cabinet Office
Special advisor Cabinet Office
Director of Communications Cabinet Office
Parliamentary Clerk Cabinet Office
PPS/ Prime Minister Cabinet Office
Senior Policy Advisor Cabinet Office
Chancellor of the Exchequer HMT
Chief Secretary to the Treasury HMT
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury HMT
Economic Secretary to the Treasury HMT
Financial Secretary to the Treasury HMT
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury HMT
Permanent Secretary HMT
Head of Macroeconomics & Fiscal Policy Directorate HMT
Special Advisor HMT
Special Advisor HMT
Head of News HMT
Duty Press Officer HMT
Official clearing brief HMT
Official preparing brief HMT
Secretary of State for Work & Pensions DWP
Minister of State for Employment DWP
Minister for Disabled People DWP
Minister of State for Pensions DWP
Minister for Welfare Reform DWP
Permanent Secretary DWP
Director General, Operations DWP
Head of Labour Market Analysis Division DWP
Deputy Head of Labour Market Analysis Division DWP
Labour market strategy director DWP
Labour market analyst DWP
Assistant economist DWP
Labour market statistics briefing official DWP
Assistant economist DWP
Head of PM’s Briefing Unit DWP
Press Secretary to Secretary of State DWP
Press Officer DWP
Special advisor DWP
Special advisor DWP
First Minister, Scotland Scottish Government
Cabinet Sec for Finance & Sustainable Growth Scottish Government
Cabinet Sec for Fair Work, Skills & Training Scottish Government
Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment Scottish Government
Permanent Secretary Scottish Government
Economic advisor Scottish Government
Special advisor Scottish Government
Special advisor Scottish Government
Director of Employability, Skills & Lifelong Learning Scottish Government
Communications official Scottish Government
Communications official Scottish Government
Chief Economist Scottish Government
Briefing official, Education Analytical Services Division Scottish Government
Deputy Director, Youth, Employability & Skills Scottish Government
Assistant Statistician Scottish Government
Briefing official, Office of Chief Economic Advisor Scottish Government
Statistician Scottish Government
First Minister, Wales Welsh Government
Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Welsh Government
Minister for Education & Skills Welsh Government
Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology Welsh Government
Head of Economic & Labour Market Statistics Welsh Government
Statistical officer Welsh Government
Chief economist Welsh Government
Director of Strategy Welsh Government
Press Officer Welsh Government
The following receive access to Scotland and the UK only (plus the experimental regional age group tables for all regions)
Secretary of State for Scotland Scotland Office
Economic Advisor Scotland Office
The following receive access to Wales and the UK only
Secretary of State for Wales Wales Office
Head of Economic Policy Wales Office
Head of Economy Wales Office
Private office official Wales Office
Duty Press Officer Wales Office
Special Advisor Wales Office