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 April-June 2018, unemployment was similar to rates recorded in 2008, with the April-June 2018 rate at 3.6% (5.0% for males and 2.1% for females), down from a high of 7.7% in the same quarter in 2012.
- There were an estimated 811,000 persons aged 16-64 in employment in NI in April-June 2018. The number of those in employment increased by approximately 44,000 in the last five years.
- At 76%, the 16-64 economic activity rate for males in April-June 2018 was 8 percentage points higher than that for females (68%). The current differential between the activity rates of males and females has decreased from a 15 percentage point gap ten years ago.
- The April-June 2018 economic inactivity rate (16-64) was 28%.
- In April-June 2018, there were 25,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in NI who were NEET. This is equivalent to 12.2% of all aged 16-24.
- Persons who were economically active aged 16-64 were more likely to be educated to a higher level than the economically inactive.
- Just under one in five persons (19%) of working age in Northern Ireland had a disability.
- The number of self-employed people increased by 1,000 (1%) in the period 2008 to 2018, this compared with an increase in employees of 8%.
- The number of Northern Ireland graduates has increased by 17% in the last five years, to 271,000 in April-June 2018.
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