UK labour market: January 2021

Released: 26 January 2021 7:00am
Next release: 23 February 2021


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



Contact details


Debra Leaker



+44 (0)1633 455400

Changes to this release date

  1. Previous date

    19 January 2021 9:30am

    Reason for change

    More quality assurance checks needed over the December period.

  2. Previous date

    26 January 2021 9:30am

    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:

About the data

National Statistics

These statistics have been given National Statistics status by the Office for Statistics Regulation. They have been produced by following the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics. They meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

This means that they:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and easily accessible
  • are produced based on appropriate data and methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest