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 Monthly Labour Market Report contains the most up to date labour market statistics from a range of household and business surveys, and administrative sources.
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly sample survey carried out by interviewing people about their personal circumstances and work. If you have been selected to take part in the survey please visit the selected for a Household Survey page to securely enter your contact details.
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.
Under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 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 new experimental Claimant Count includes Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimants and those Universal Credit claimants who were claiming principally for the reason of being unemployed.
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.
Statistics for various regional divisions of Northern Ireland, such as district council area and parliamentary constituency.
This page provides links to analysis relating to the impacts of COVID-19 on the NI labour market published in response to user requests or as part of a wider ONS or HMRC publication.
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