Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Telephone: +44(0)28 9052 9475
Results of surveys and censuses conducted regarding the Northern Ireland labour market and social welfare.
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly sample survey carried out by interviewing people about their personal circumstances and work.
The new experimental Claimant Count includes Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimants and those out-of-work Universal Credit claimants who were claiming principally for the reason of being unemployed.
The QES provides short-term employee jobs estimates for NI, which are then used by the ONS to feed into the calculation of the quarterly workforce jobs estimates for the UK as a whole.
Historically, there have been two annual employee jobs surveys; the Census of Employment (CoE) and the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES), with each being run on alternate years.
Under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) 1996 (Amended 8 October 2006) you are required by law to notify the Department of a proposal to make redundant 20 or more employees.
The ASHE is a UK wide survey that provides data on hourly, weekly and annual earnings by gender, work patterns, industry and occupation, including public versus private sector pay comparisons.
Statistics for various regional divisions of Northern Ireland, such as district council area and parliamentary constituency.
Labour market statistics are published regularly throughout the year. We also produce bespoke tables if users request data that are not already available.
Statistical publications on The Department for Communities' Employment Programmes