Labour Force Survey

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

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.

Latest results

  • 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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