Northern Ireland Labour Market

Theme Overview

Seasonally adjusted estimates for the period December February 2016 showed that there were 834,000 people in employment in Northern Ireland.

It is also estimated that at December February 2016 the unemployment rate was 6.3%. The seasonally adjusted number of people claiming unemployment benefits stood at 38,600 in March 2016.

In April 2015 the median gross weekly earnings for all employees was 383.

More information

Statistics on the NI labour market are available from:
1. Labour Market Report monthly report on the NI labour market
2. Labour Market Bulletin annual bulletin on the NI labour market

Other key publications

Detailed Labour Market small area statistics can be obtained from the NINIS website

Official statistical publications on this theme can be found here.

Interactive content on Employee Jobs can be found here.