Northern Ireland Labour Market

Theme Overview

Seasonally adjusted estimates for the period October - December 2016 showed that there were 847,000 people in employment in Northern Ireland.

It is also estimated that at October - December 2016 the unemployment rate was 5.3%. The seasonally adjusted number of people claiming unemployment benefits stood at 31,600 in January 2017.

In April 2016 the median gross full-time weekly earnings for all employees was 495.

More information

Statistics on the NI labour market are available from:
Economy Overview- The most up-to-date official statistics on the economy and 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.