The Quarterly Supplement provides a more detailed range of statistics from the Labour Force Survey than is available from the monthly Labour Market Report including information disaggregated by gender, age and by Local Government District.
- In July - September 2017, the unemployment rate for males was 5.0% compared with 2.8% for females.
- There were an estimated 798,000 persons, aged 16-64, in employment in Northern Ireland in July – September 2017.
- At 76%, the 16-64 economic activity rate for males in July - September 2017 was 10 percentage points higher than that for females (66%). The current differential between the activity rates of males and females has decreased from a 14 percentage point gap ten years ago.
- The July - September 2017 economic inactivity rate (16-64) was higher for females (34%) than males (24%).
- In July - September 2017, there were 24,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in Northern Ireland who were NEET.
- Economically active aged 16-64 were more likely to be educated to a higher level than economically inactive.
- Just over one in five persons (21%) of working age in Northern Ireland had a disability.
- The number of self-employed people increased by 14,000 (13%) in the period 2007 to 2017. This is driven by an increase in the number of self-employed females.
- The number of Northern Ireland graduates has increased by 11% in the last five years, to 267,000 in July - September 2017.
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