Northern Ireland’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) has been a source of record breaking highs and lows of the positive variety over the last two years. More recently, Q1 2018 witnessed an all-time low unemployment rate of 3.1% with a record number of people in work in the three months to May. However, the subsequent data has seen rising unemployment coupled with a falling number of people in work.
When it comes to the labour market statistics, Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister couldn’t be getting off to a better start. Continue reading
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits has decreased by 10,300 in the last 12 months, according to the latest Northern Ireland Labour Report. The report which was published today (February 17), includes latest statistics on employment, unemployment, inactivity, jobseekers, vacancies and redundancies. Key findings included;