The Labour Force Survey latest results published 12th July 2017. NISRA professional and production staff have access to this publication before release. No additional pre-release access has been given to officials from 12th July 2017.
- There was a decrease (0.1 pps) in the employment rate (68.7%) over the quarter and (0.2 pps) over the year.The economic inactivity rate (27.4%) was unchanged over the quarter but increased by 0.7 pps over the year.
- The latest NI seasonally adjusted and down 0.6 pps over the year (from 5.9%).
- The latest NI unemployment rate (5.3%) was above the UK average of 4.5% however, it was below the European Union (7.8%) rate and Republic of Ireland (6.4%) rate for April 2017.
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