Estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK.



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:
    26 January 2021 09:30
    Reason for change:
    As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have had to change data gathering and release practices. This is to focus our efforts on priority analysis and statistics. As such, we are rescheduling this release. Please see our statement on how we are responding to COVID-19:
  • Previous date:
    19 January 2021 09:30
    Reason for change:
    More quality assurance checks needed over the December period.