Labour Market and Social Welfare

Results of surveys and censuses conducted regarding the Northern Ireland labour market and social welfare.

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Labour Force Survey

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly sample survey carried out by interviewing people about their personal circumstances and work.

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Claimant Count

The Claimant Count records the number of people claiming unemployment- related benefits.
 

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Quarterly Employment Survey

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.

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Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

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.

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Benefit Statistics

Statistics on a range benefits administered by the Department for Communities.

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Annual Employee Jobs Surveys

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.

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Redundancies

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.

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Regional analysis and trends

Statistics for various regional divisions of Northern Ireland, such as district council area and parliamentary constituency.

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Disability Benefits

Claimant numbers for Disability Benefits

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Work Related Benefits

Claimant numbers for Work Related Benefits

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Employment Programme Statistics

Statistical publications on The Department for Communities' Employment Programmes

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Job Vacancies

Employment Vacancy Statistics notified to The Department for Communities

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Contacts for Labour Market and Social Welfare

Economic & Labour Market Statistics Branch

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Colby House
Stranmillis Court
BELFAST
BT9 5RR

Telephone: +44(0)28 9052 9475

Email: statistics@finance-ni.gov.uk