The Labour Force Survey latest results published 16th October 2018
- The latest NI seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the period June-August 2018 was 4.3% (total of 38,000). The unemployment rate increased by 0.9 pps over the quarter and decreased by 0.4 pps over the year (from 4.7%). Although the quarterly and annual changes were not statistically significant, the decrease from early 2016 (5.9%) was statistically significant.
- The NI unemployment rate (4.3%) is above the UK average of 4.0% and the joint fourth highest rate of the UK regions. NI unemployment was lower than the European Union (6.8%) and the Republic of Ireland (5.9%) rates for July 2018.
- Approximately half (51%) of those unemployed in NI were unemployed for one year or more, compared to 25% in the UK.
- There was a decrease (0.6 pps) in the employment rate (69.2% or 811,000 persons) over the quarter and an increase (0.8 pps) over the year. The change in the employment rate was not statistically significant over the quarter or the year.
- The economic inactivity rate (27.5% - equating to 322,000 persons) was unchanged over the quarter and decreased over the year (0.6 pps). The changes over the quarter and year were not statistically significant.
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