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									                                                                           LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a sample survey carried out by interviewing individuals about their personal circumstances and work. It
Northern Ireland and provides a rich source of information on the labour force using internationally agreed concepts and definitions. The sa
from the Valuation & Lands Agency list of domestic properties in Northern Ireland (only private household addresses are eligible as the LFS
population).



The quarterly survey has been designed to give reliable estimates for each quarter, as well as estimates of change over consecutive quarters.
unclustered sample with a large element of overlap between quarters. The theoretical sample for each quarter consists of around 3,250 addre
containing approximately 650 private households. Every sampled address is interviewed in five successive quarters, such that in any one qu
interview, one wave their second and so on, with one wave receiving their fifth and final interview. This results in an 80% sample overlap b

The results of the LFS are usually quoted to the nearest 1,000 following the grossing of sample numbers to population levels. This process
factor” to each individual participating in the survey in accordance with that person’s age and sex. In this way the final grossed results give
and reflect the distributions by sex and age shown by the population figures.



Because the LFS is a sample survey, results are subject to sampling error, i.e. the actual proportion of the population in private households w
from the proportion of the LFS sample with that characteristic. See Note 14 for details of sampling errors from the latest LFS results.



                                                                          NOTES AND DEFINITIONS

1. In Employment

There are two ways of looking at employment: the number of people in employment or the number of jobs. These two concepts represent d
than one job. The LFS counts the number of people in employment.

The LFS defines employment as those people aged 16 and over who did at least one hour’s paid work in the reference week (either as an em
job which they were temporarily away from (on holiday for example); those participating in government training and employment programm

2. Employees

The division between employees and self-employed is based on survey respondents' own assessment of their employment status.

Note that there are revisions to the component employee and self-employment series back to Spring 1992. These arise from improvements t
SOC 2000 Occupational Classification, which allow data edits to be removed which previously re-classified some self-employed as employe

3. Unpaid Family Workers

The separate identification of this group in the LFS is in accordance with international recommendations. It comprises of persons doing unp
business that a relative owns.
4. Full-time/Part-time

The classification of employees, self-employed, those on government work-related training programmes and unpaid family workers in their
basis of self-assessment. People on Government supported training and employment programmes who are at college in the survey reference
time.

5. Temporary Employees

These are defined as those employees who say that their main job is non permanent in one of the following ways: fixed period contract; agen
other temporary work.

6. Working Age

Working age is taken as ages 16 to 59 for females and 16 to 64 for males.

7. Employment Rate (working age)

The number of working age in employment as a percentage of the total population of working age.

8. Discouraged Workers

This is a sub-group of the economically inactive population, defined as those neither in employment nor unemployed who said they would li
seeking work was because they believed there were no jobs available.


9. Unemployment

The LFS measure of unemployment refers to people without a job who were available to start work in the two weeks following their LFS int
the four weeks prior to interview or were waiting to start a job they had already obtained. This definition of unemployment is in accordance
Conference of Labour Statisticians and promulgated by the International Labour Organisation in 1987.

The unemployment rate is the percentage of economically active people who are unemployed.

10. Duration of Unemployment

Duration of unemployment is defined as the shorter of the following two periods: (a) duration of active search for work; and (b) length of tim
unemployed are those people who have been unemployed for under 1 year while the long-term unemployed are defined as those who have b

11. Economically Active

People aged 16 and over who are either in employment or unemployed.

12. Economic Activity Rate (working age)

The number of people who are in employment or unemployed as a percentage of the total population of working age.

13. Economically Inactive

People who are neither in employment nor unemployed. This group includes, for example, all those who were looking after a home or retire
16 plus population, this group would also include all people aged under 16.
14. Sampling

The Labour Force Survey is a sample survey, and as such, estimates obtained from it are subject to sampling variability. If we drew many s
The ranges shown for the LFS data in the table below represent 95% confidence intervals on data from January-March 2008. We would exp
contain the true value. (Based on unadjusted figures)

                                                                                                 (Thousands)
                                                 Levels                               Annual changes
                                          LFS    Upper             Lower          LFS    Upper Lower
                                        estimate limit              limit       estimate limit      limit
    In employment                          788          768           809           3           -24           30

    Unemployment                            38           30           46            5            -6           15

    Unemployment rate                      4.6         3.6%          5.6%          0.5          -0.8          1.8

    Economic activity rate                 60.5        58.8%        62.1%          -0.2         -2.3          2.0

    Economically inactive                  540          521           559           9           -16           33

15. Publication Threshold

It is the nature of a sampling variability that the smaller the group whose size is being estimated, the (proportionately) less precise that estim
not published as they are likely to be unreliable.

16. Re-weighting of LFS data to updated population estimates

There have been revisions to LFS estimates back to 1992 arising from the full reweighting of the LFS microdata and a review of the seasona
microdata into line with the most recently published population estimates and replaces the interim reweighting of LFS aggregates that has be
can be found at -
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?id=1992
E SURVEY

eir personal circumstances and work. It is the biggest regular household survey in
 agreed concepts and definitions. The sample of addresses for the LFS is obtained
usehold addresses are eligible as the LFS is a survey of the private household




tes of change over consecutive quarters. These aims have been achieved by using an
 h quarter consists of around 3,250 addresses, made up of five 'waves', each
cessive quarters, such that in any one quarter one wave will be receiving their first
This results in an 80% sample overlap between quarters.

bers to population levels. This process involves assigning a weight or “grossing
n this way the final grossed results give the population total for Northern Ireland




of the population in private households with a particular characteristic may differ
errors from the latest LFS results.



FINITIONS



of jobs. These two concepts represent different things as one person can have more


rk in the reference week (either as an employee or self-employed); those who had a
ment training and employment programmes; and those doing unpaid family work.




t of their employment status.

 1992. These arise from improvements to the LFS editing procedures, based on the
lassified some self-employed as employees.



tions. It comprises of persons doing unpaid work for a business they own or for a
 mes and unpaid family workers in their main job as full-time or part-time is on the
who are at college in the survey reference week are classified, by convention, as part-




 lowing ways: fixed period contract; agency temping; casual work; seasonal work;




  nor unemployed who said they would like a job and whose main reason for not




in the two weeks following their LFS interview and had either looked for work in
nition of unemployment is in accordance with that adopted by the 14th International
87.




 ive search for work; and (b) length of time since employment. The short-term
mployed are defined as those who have been unemployed for 1 year or more.




n of working age.




  who were looking after a home or retired. Although most LFS analyses is for the
sampling variability. If we drew many samples each would give a different result.
om January-March 2008. We would expect that in 95% of samples the range would



sands)




 (proportionately) less precise that estimate is. LFS estimates of under 8,000 are




 S microdata and a review of the seasonal adjustment. The reweighting brings the
eweighting of LFS aggregates that has been in place since 2003. More information
TABLE 2.1a
Northern Ireland Labour Market Structure: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
               Total aged        Total    All aged 16+
                16 and        persons of
                 over*        working age
                               16-59/64*       Total       Total in     Unemployed Economically    Unemployment
                                          economically    employment
                                               active                                 inactive       rate (%)


                   A              B            C              D             E           F               G
ALL
PERSONS
Mar-May 1992           1176            941          704           618           86           473            12.2%
Mar-May 1993           1189            953          694           605           89           495            12.8%
Mar-May 1994           1198            961          691           610           81           507            11.8%
Mar-May 1995           1206            968          710           630           80           496            11.2%
Mar-May 1996           1219            979          725           654           71           494             9.8%
Mar-May 1997           1231            989          738           680           58           493             7.8%
Mar-May 1998           1240            997          742           686           56           498             7.5%
Mar-May 1999           1247           1002          748           693           55           499             7.4%
Mar-May 2000           1255           1009          730           678           52           525             7.1%
Mar-May 2001           1267           1018          753           705           48           514             6.3%
Mar-May 2002           1279           1027          758           716           42           521             5.6%
Mar-May 2003           1290           1033          787           744           43           503             5.4%
Mar-May 2004           1302           1041          752           715           37           549             4.9%
Mar-May 2005           1317           1052          781           744           37           536             4.8%
Mar-May 2006           1334           1065          798           762           36           537             4.5%
Mar-May 2007       *              *             *             *             *            *              *

MEN
Mar-May 1992            563            482          405           345           60           158            14.9%
Mar-May 1993            570            489          409           345           64           161            15.6%
Mar-May 1994            574            493          402           341           61           172            15.1%
Mar-May 1995            578            495          407           350           58           171            14.1%
Mar-May 1996            584            501          414           363           51           170            12.3%
Mar-May 1997            590            506          415           376           39           174             9.4%
Mar-May 1998            595            510          422           385           38           172             9.0%
Mar-May 1999            598            512          415           380           35           182             8.4%
Mar-May 2000            602            515          414           381           33           187             8.1%
Mar-May 2001            608            520          426           394           32           182             7.5%
Mar-May 2002            615            526          420           394           26           195             6.3%
Mar-May 2003            622            530          444           417           26           178             5.9%
Mar-May 2004            628            534          418           391           27           210             6.4%
Mar-May 2005            636            541          434           409           25           202             5.7%
Mar-May 2006            645            549          439           414           25           206             5.6%
Mar-May 2007       *              *             *             *             *            *              *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992            613            459          299           273           26           315            8.7%
Mar-May 1993            619            464          285           260           25           334            8.9%
Mar-May 1994            624            469          289           268           21           335            7.1%
Mar-May 1995            629            473          303           281           22           326            7.3%
Mar-May 1996            635            478          311           291           20           324            6.4%
Mar-May 1997            641            483          322           304           19           318            5.8%
Mar-May 1998              645          487           319            301           18            326             5.5%
Mar-May 1999              649          490           333            312           21            316             6.2%
Mar-May 2000              653          494           316            297           19            337             5.9%
Mar-May 2001              659          498           327            311           16            332             4.8%
Mar-May 2002              664          501           338            322           16            326             4.7%
Mar-May 2003              668          503           343            327           16            324             4.8%
Mar-May 2004              674          506           334            324           10            340             3.0%
Mar-May 2005              681          511           347            335           12            333             3.6%
Mar-May 2006              689          516           358            348           11            330             3.0%
Mar-May 2007          *            *             *              *             *             *               *
Relationship between columns: A=C+F; C=D+E; G=E/C, H=economically active of working age/total population of working age, I=in employm
of working age/total population of working age,
* A and B are underlying population estimates and are therefore not seasonally adjusted
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called 'Rolling
Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can be compared to
Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
             (Thousands)
All working age 16-59/64


 Activity     Employment
   rate
 16-59/64      rate (%)
   (%)
                16-59/64
     H              I



     72.5%             63.4%
     70.9%             61.6%
     70.0%             61.6%
     70.9%             62.7%
     71.9%             64.6%
     72.5%             66.7%
     72.8%             67.3%
     72.5%             66.9%
     70.4%             65.2%
     71.9%             67.3%
     71.6%             67.5%
     73.7%             69.6%
     70.5%             66.9%
     72.0%             68.5%
     72.6%             69.3%
     *             *



     82.1%             69.7%
     82.1%             69.1%
     79.9%             67.6%
     80.0%             68.5%
     80.7%             70.5%
     80.2%             72.5%
     81.2%             73.8%
     79.0%             72.2%
     78.2%             71.8%
     80.1%             74.1%
     78.1%             73.1%
     81.7%             76.8%
     77.0%             72.0%
     78.6%             74.0%
     78.3%             73.8%
     *             *


     62.3%             56.7%
     59.1%             53.7%
     59.7%             55.3%
     61.4%             56.7%
     62.6%             58.4%
     64.4%             60.6%
                            64.1%             60.5%
                            65.7%             61.5%
                            62.1%             58.4%
                            63.4%             60.2%
                            64.8%             61.7%
                            65.2%             62.0%
                            63.6%             61.6%
                            65.0%             62.6%
                            66.5%             64.4%
                            *             *
/total population of working age, I=in employment




gures are based on what are called 'Rolling
e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can be compared to
TABLE 2.1b
Northern Ireland Labour Market Structure: UNADJUSTED
                Total aged    Total    All aged 16+
                16 and over persons of
                             working
                               age

                             16-59/64   Total economically    Total in  Unemploye Economical Unemploy
                                               active        employment     d          ly      ment
                                                                                    inactive Rate (%)

                    A           B               C                D          E         F         G
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992      1,176        941             702              617        85        475      12.1%
Mar-May 1993      1,189        953             692              604        88        497      12.7%
Mar-May 1994      1,198        961             688              608        79        511      11.5%
Mar-May 1995      1,206        968             706              629        77        501      10.9%
Mar-May 1996      1,219        979             719              651        68        500      9.4%
Mar-May 1997      1,231        989             731              676        54        500      7.4%
Mar-May 1998      1,240        997             734              681        53        506      7.2%
Mar-May 1999      1,247       1,002            740              687        53        507      7.1%
Mar-May 2000      1,255       1,009            723              673        50        532      6.9%
Mar-May 2001      1,267       1,018            747              701        46        520      6.2%
Mar-May 2002      1,279       1,027            753              713        41        526      5.4%
Mar-May 2003      1,290       1,033            782              741        41        508      5.2%
Mar-May 2004      1,302       1,041            747              712        35        554      4.7%
Mar-May 2005      1,317       1,052            776              740        36        541      4.6%
Mar-May 2006      1,334       1,065            793              759        34        542      4.3%
Mar-May 2007        *           *               *                *          *         *         *

MEN
Mar-May 1992       563         482             403              343        60        160      15.0%
Mar-May 1993       570         489             407              343        64        162      15.7%
Mar-May 1994       574         493             400              339        61        174      15.2%
Mar-May 1995       578         495             404              347        57        173      14.1%
Mar-May 1996       584         501             411              360        50        173      12.3%
Mar-May 1997       590         506             412              373        39        178      9.4%
Mar-May 1998       595         510             418              381        38        176      9.0%
Mar-May 1999       598         512             411              377        35        186      8.4%
Mar-May 2000       602         515             410              377        33        191      8.1%
Mar-May 2001       608         520             422              391        31        186      7.4%
Mar-May 2002       615         526             417              392        25        198      6.1%
Mar-May 2003       622         530             440              415        25        182      5.7%
Mar-May 2004       628         534             415              389        25        213      6.1%
Mar-May 2005       636         541             430              406        23        206      5.5%
Mar-May 2006       645         549             436              412        24        210      5.4%
Mar-May 2007        *           *               *                *          *         *         *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992       613         459             299              274        25        315      8.2%
Mar-May 1993       619         464             285              261        24        335      8.3%
Mar-May 1994       624         469             288              269        19        336      6.5%
Mar-May 1995       629         473             301              281        20        327      6.6%
Mar-May 1996       635         478             308              291        17        326      5.6%
Mar-May 1997       641         483             319              303        16        321      5.0%
Mar-May 1998           645        487         315            300           15         330         4.8%
Mar-May 1999           649        490         329            310           18         320         5.6%
Mar-May 2000           653        494         313            296           17         340         5.5%
Mar-May 2001           659        498         324            309           15         334         4.5%
Mar-May 2002           664        501         336            321           15         327         4.5%
Mar-May 2003           668        503         342            326           16         326         4.6%
Mar-May 2004           674        506         333            323           10         341         2.9%
Mar-May 2005           681        511         346            334           12         335         3.5%
Mar-May 2006           689        516         357            346           11         332         2.9%
Mar-May 2007             *           *         *              *             *          *            *
Relationship between columns: A=C+F; C=D+E; G=E/C, H=economically active of working age/total population of working age, I=in employm
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called 'Rolling
Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can be
compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
           (Thousands)
All working age 16-59/64




Activity   Employment
  rate
16-59/64     Rate (%)
  (%)        16-59/64
   H             I


 72.3%        63.3%
 70.7%        61.6%
 69.8%        61.6%
 70.6%        62.6%
 71.4%        64.5%
 71.9%        66.4%
 72.2%        66.9%
 71.8%        66.5%
 69.7%        64.8%
 71.4%        66.9%
 71.1%        67.2%
 73.2%        69.3%
 70.0%        66.6%
 71.5%        68.2%
 72.1%        69.0%
   *            *



 81.8%        69.3%
 81.8%        68.7%
 79.5%        67.2%
 79.6%        68.1%
 80.2%        70.1%
 79.6%        72.1%
 80.6%        73.3%
 78.4%        71.7%
 77.7%        71.3%
 79.6%        73.6%
 77.5%        72.6%
 81.0%        76.3%
 76.3%        71.5%
 77.9%        73.5%
 77.7%        73.4%
   *            *



 62.3%        57.1%
 59.1%        54.1%
 59.6%        55.6%
 61.2%        57.0%
 62.2%        58.5%
 63.8%        60.5%
                          63.3%        60.2%
                          64.8%        61.1%
                          61.4%        58.0%
                          62.9%        59.9%
                          64.5%        61.5%
                          65.0%        61.9%
                          63.4%        61.5%
                          64.8%        62.4%
                          66.3%        64.2%
                            *            *
g age/total population of working age, I=in employment of working age/total population of working age,

 he figures are based on what are called 'Rolling
riods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can be
TABLE 2.2

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY BY AGE
ECONOMICALLY   ACTIVE      Total aged Total persons   16-17   18-24   25-49   50+
                           16 and over
                                       working age

                                        16-59/64

                               A            B          C       D       E       F

All PERSONS
Mar-May 1992                  702         681          18     125     422     136
Mar-May 1993                  692         674          16     120     423     133
Mar-May 1994                  688         671          15     111     432     131
Mar-May 1995                  706         683          16     111     441     138
Mar-May 1996                  719         699          16     116     451     136
Mar-May 1997                  731         711          18     107     462     144
Mar-May 1998                  734         719          18     118     462     136
Mar-May 1999                  740         719          17     108     468     148
Mar-May 2000                  723         703          12     107     456     149
Mar-May 2001                  747         727          18     108     471     149
Mar-May 2002                  753         730          12     106     474     162
Mar-May 2003                  782         756          16     120     471     175
Mar-May 2004                  747         729          12     109     461     164
Mar-May 2005                  776         752          16     108     482     170
Mar-May 2006                  793         768          10     121     487     174
Mar-May 2007                   *           *            *      *       *       *

MEN
Mar-May 1992                  403         395          10      67     243      82
Mar-May 1993                  407         399          10      68     247      82
Mar-May 1994                  400         392           -      64     247      81
Mar-May 1995                  404         394           9      63     248      85
Mar-May 1996                  411         402           8      63     254      85
Mar-May 1997                  412         403           8      58     258      88
Mar-May 1998                  418         411          11      66     258      84
Mar-May 1999                  411         401           -      59     257      88
Mar-May 2000                  410         400           -      58     257      88
Mar-May 2001                  422         414          12      62     259      90
Mar-May 2002                  417         407           -      58     258      95
Mar-May 2003                  440         429           9      68     260     103
Mar-May 2004                  415         407           -      58     251      98
Mar-May 2005                  430         421           9      60     257     103
Mar-May 2006                  436         426           -      65     261     103
Mar-May 2007                   *           *            *       *      *        *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992                  299         286          -       58     179     54
Mar-May 1993                  285         274          -       52     176     51
Mar-May 1994                  288         279          -       47     185     49
Mar-May 1995                  301         289          -       48     193     53
Mar-May 1996                  308         297          -       53     196     51
Mar-May 1997                  319         308          9       49     205     56
Mar-May 1998                  315         308          -       52     204     52
Mar-May 1999                          329       318       9           49          211            60
Mar-May 2000                          313       303       -           48          199            61
Mar-May 2001                          324       313       -           47          212            59
Mar-May 2002                          336       323       -           48          216            66
Mar-May 2003                          342       327       -           53          210            71
Mar-May 2004                          333       321       -           51          210            66
Mar-May 2005                          346       331       -           48          225            67
Mar-May 2006                          357       342       -           56          226            71
Mar-May 2007                            *        *        *            *            *             *
Relationship between columns: A=C+D+E+F; B= C+D+E+G; F=G+H. – sample size too small for a reliable estimate
Figures may not sum due to rounding.

As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called 'Rolling Mon
Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can be compared to Oct-Dec,

* new regrossed data available
           (Thousands)
50-64(m)      65+ (m)


50-59(f)       60+ (f)




   G             H



  115            21
  115            18
  114            17
  116            22
  116            20
  124            20
  121            14
  127            21
  129            20
  129            20
  139            23
  149            26
  146            19
  146            24
  150            24
   *              *



  74              8
  74              -
  73              8
  74             10
  76              9
  79              9
  76              -
  79             10
  78             10
  82              8
  85             10
  93             11
  91              -
  95              9
  94             10
   *              *


  41             13
  41             11
  41              9
  41             12
  40             11
  45             11
  45              -
                               49      11
                               51      10
                               48      11
                               53      13
                               56      15
                               54      12
                               52      15
                               56      15
                                *       *
mall for a reliable estimate



he figures are based on what are called 'Rolling Monthly
Figures from Jan-Mar can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.
TABLE 2.3
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY RATES BY AGE*
ECONOMIC        Total aged    Total       16-17   18-24   25-49    50+    50-64 (m)   65+(m)
ACTIVITY RATE   16 and over persons of
                            working age

                             16-59/64                                     50-59(f)    60+(f)
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992      59.7%       72.3%       36.4%   71.2%   79.0%   32.7%    63.3%       9.0%
Mar-May 1993      58.2%       70.7%       32.9%   68.4%   77.9%   31.6%    61.9%       7.8%
Mar-May 1994      57.4%       69.8%       29.8%   64.7%   78.3%   30.6%    59.9%       7.1%
Mar-May 1995      58.5%       70.6%       31.9%   66.6%   79.0%   31.9%    59.7%       9.4%
Mar-May 1996      59.0%       71.4%       30.8%   71.8%   79.4%   31.1%    58.7%       8.5%
Mar-May 1997      59.4%       71.9%       34.1%   67.2%   80.5%   32.3%    61.1%       8.2%
Mar-May 1998      59.2%       72.2%       34.2%   75.5%   79.6%   30.1%    58.4%       5.9%
Mar-May 1999      59.4%       71.8%       31.6%   69.7%   80.2%   32.4%    60.0%       8.5%
Mar-May 2000      57.6%       69.7%       23.2%   69.4%   77.8%   32.1%    59.5%       8.1%
Mar-May 2001      58.9%       71.4%       33.7%   69.5%   80.1%   31.8%    58.7%       7.9%
Mar-May 2002      58.9%       71.1%       21.3%   66.9%   80.4%   33.9%    61.7%       9.1%
Mar-May 2003      60.6%       73.2%       30.1%   74.6%   79.8%   36.1%    65.5%      10.0%
Mar-May 2004      57.4%       70.0%       22.3%   66.2%   78.2%   33.4%    63.0%       7.2%
Mar-May 2005      58.9%       71.5%       29.3%   63.7%   81.2%   34.0%    62.4%       8.9%
Mar-May 2006      59.4%       72.1%       19.9%   69.1%   81.3%   34.3%    62.8%       9.1%
Mar-May 2007        *           *           *       *       *       *        *           *

MEN
Mar-May 1992      71.6%       81.8%       40.0%   75.5%   92.4%   44.4%    70.5%      10.5%
Mar-May 1993      71.5%       81.8%       42.0%   76.5%   92.1%   43.6%    69.3%         -
Mar-May 1994      69.7%       79.5%          -    73.4%   90.8%   42.6%    66.8%      10.2%
Mar-May 1995      70.0%       79.6%       35.6%   75.5%   89.9%   43.7%    66.8%      12.5%
Mar-May 1996      70.3%       80.2%       32.4%   78.1%   90.6%   43.1%    66.7%      11.0%
Mar-May 1997      69.8%       79.6%       32.2%   72.6%   90.8%   43.8%    67.9%      10.5%
Mar-May 1998      70.4%       80.6%       40.3%   85.1%   89.9%   41.1%    64.3%         -
Mar-May 1999      68.8%       78.4%          -    77.0%   89.1%   42.7%    64.7%      11.4%
Mar-May 2000      68.2%       77.7%          -    76.9%   88.9%   41.9%    62.7%      12.0%
Mar-May 2001      69.4%       79.6%       44.8%   79.4%   89.4%   42.0%    64.6%       9.6%
Mar-May 2002      67.8%       77.5%          -    72.7%   89.0%   43.6%    66.2%      11.2%
Mar-May 2003      70.8%       81.0%       32.1%   83.1%   89.7%   46.4%    70.8%      11.6%
Mar-May 2004      66.0%       76.3%          -    69.8%   86.8%   43.3%    68.3%         -
Mar-May 2005      67.6%       77.9%       34.4%   69.8%   88.3%   44.6%    69.3%       9.0%
Mar-May 2006      67.5%       77.7%          -    73.4%   88.8%   43.8%    67.2%      10.0%
Mar-May 2007        *           *           *       *       *       *        *           *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992      48.7%       62.3%          -    66.9%   66.1%   23.3%    53.6%      8.1%
Mar-May 1993      46.0%       59.1%          -    60.1%   64.0%   22.0%    51.9%      6.8%
Mar-May 1994      46.1%       59.6%          -    55.8%   66.2%   20.9%    50.5%      5.5%
Mar-May 1995      47.9%       61.2%          -    57.6%   68.4%   22.4%    50.1%      7.7%
Mar-May 1996      48.6%       62.2%          -    65.5%   68.4%   21.3%    47.8%      7.1%
Mar-May 1997      49.8%       63.8%       36.0%   61.9%   70.4%   22.9%    51.9%      7.0%
Mar-May 1998      48.9%       63.3%          -    66.1%   69.5%   21.0%    50.6%        -
Mar-May 1999              50.7%         64.8%       34.5%       62.6%        71.5%         23.9%         53.7%    6.9%
Mar-May 2000              47.9%         61.4%          -        62.1%        67.0%         24.0%         55.2%    6.0%
Mar-May 2001              49.2%         62.9%          -        59.8%        71.0%         23.1%         50.8%    6.9%
Mar-May 2002              50.6%         64.5%          -        61.0%        72.1%         25.7%         55.8%    8.0%
Mar-May 2003              51.2%         65.0%          -        65.9%        70.2%         27.3%         58.4%    9.1%
Mar-May 2004              49.4%         63.4%          -        62.6%        69.9%         25.0%         55.8%    7.0%
Mar-May 2005              50.8%         64.8%          -        57.4%        74.2%         24.9%         52.8%    8.8%
Mar-May 2006              51.8%         66.3%          -        64.7%        74.0%         26.1%         56.6%    8.5%
Mar-May 2007                 *            *            *           *            *              *           *        *
* Denominator = all persons in the relevant age group. - sample size too small for a reliable estimate
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
ed on what are called
Figures from Jan-Mar
TABLE 2.4a
ECONOMICALLY INACTIVE WHO WANT WORK: REASONS (16+)
               Does not  Wants Wants job but not seeking in last 4 weeks
                want job  job#



                                       Available     Not       Total   Long-term  Family    Other*
                                                   available              sick   and home
                                                                                   care

                      A         B         C           D         E         F         G         H
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992         416        59        22          30        52         -        27       18
Mar-May 1993         427        70        30          32        62        10        26       26
Mar-May 1994         443        68        26          35        61        13        26       22
Mar-May 1995         433        68        27          35        61         9        27       25
Mar-May 1996         442        57        20          34        54        11        25       19
Mar-May 1997         441        59        14          40        55        16        23       16
Mar-May 1998         469        38        9           23        33         9        12       11
Mar-May 1999         440        67        12          45        58        17        25       16
Mar-May 2000         468        64        16          44        60        20        25       15
Mar-May 2001         461        59        10          45        55        21        19       15
Mar-May 2002         468        58        15          40        55        18        23       14
Mar-May 2003         453        54        11          40        51        18        23       11
Mar-May 2004         504        50        11          35        46        14        14       18
Mar-May 2005         501        40         -          29        36        13        13       10
Mar-May 2006         500        42        11          26        37        12        13       13
Mar-May 2007          *          *         *           *         *         *         *        *

MEN
Mar-May 1992         142        18         -           -        14         -        -         8
Mar-May 1993         139        23        10          9         19         -        -        13
Mar-May 1994         151        23        9           11        20         -        -        12
Mar-May 1995         150        23        10          10        20         -        -        13
Mar-May 1996         156        17         -          9         15         -        -         9
Mar-May 1997         157        22         -          15        19         9        -         -
Mar-May 1998         162        14         -          9         12         -        -         -
Mar-May 1999         161        26         -          14        19        10        -         -
Mar-May 2000         167        24         -          16        22        11        -         -
Mar-May 2001         162        24         -          18        21        12        -         -
Mar-May 2002         175        23         -          16        22        11        -         9
Mar-May 2003         163        19         -          13        17        10        -         -
Mar-May 2004         195        19         -          12        18         -        -         9
Mar-May 2005         192        15         -          8         12         -        -         -
Mar-May 2006         192        17         -          13        16         -        -         -
Mar-May 2007          *          *         *           *         *         *        *         *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992                274         41           16         23          39           -          26          10
Mar-May 1993                288         47           20         23          43           -          25          13
Mar-May 1994                292         45           17         24          41           -          25          11
Mar-May 1995                282         45           17         25          42           -          25          12
Mar-May 1996                286         40           14         25          39           -          25           9
Mar-May 1997                284         37           10         26          36           -          21           8
Mar-May 1998                307         24            -         15          21           -          12           -
Mar-May 1999                279         41            -         31          38           -          22           9
Mar-May 2000                300         40           11         27          38           9          22           -
Mar-May 2001                299         36            -         27          34           8          18           8
Mar-May 2002                293         35           10         24          33           -          21           -
Mar-May 2003                290         35            -         27          34           8          21           -
Mar-May 2004                310         31            -         23          28           -          14           9
Mar-May 2005                310         25            -         21          24           -          13           -
Mar-May 2006                307         24            -         14          21           -          10           -
Mar-May 2007                 *           *            *          *           *           *           *           *
Relationship between columns: E=C+D or F+G+H, I=A+B *Includes discouraged workers, students, temporary sick or injured, waiting fo
looking and not looking. #Includes a small number of people who wanted a job were seeking but unavailable. – sample size too small for a
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
          (Thousands)
  Total     Total
 aged 16   persons
and over# working
             age
           16-59/64




   I         J


  475       261
  497       279
  511       290
  501       285
  500       280
  500       278
  506       277
  507       283
  532       305
  520       291
  526       296
  508       277
  554       312
  541       299
  542       297
   *         *



  160       88
  162       89
  174       101
  173       101
  173       99
  178       103
  176       99
  186       111
  191       115
  186       106
  198       118
  182       101
  213       127
  206       120
  210       123
   *         *
                    315           173
                    335           190
                    336           189
                    327           184
                    326           181
                    321           175
                    330           179
                    320           172
                    340           190
                    334           185
                    327           178
                    326           176
                    341           185
                    335           180
                    332           174
                     *             *
ary sick or injured, waiting for reply to job application, not yet
 – sample size too small for a reliable estimate

ed on what are called
Figures from Jan-Mar
TABLE 2.4b
ECONOMICALLY INACTIVE WHO DO NOT WANT WORK: REASONS (WORKING AGE)
                                       Does not want job
                                       Total      Long-    Family    Other*
                 Total                          term sick and home
                persons                                     care
                working
                age (16-   Wants job                                               Of which
                 59/64)                                                       Retired   Student
                   A          B         C         D          E         F        G         H
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992      261         59       202        35        77        91         -        59
Mar-May 1993      279         67       212        48        81        84         -        64
Mar-May 1994      290         64       226        54        84        88         -        69
Mar-May 1995      285         66       218        64        73        82         -        64
Mar-May 1996      280         56       224        77        66        82         8        61
Mar-May 1997      278         57       220        68        65        88         -        66
Mar-May 1998      277         36       241        79        81        80        12        60
Mar-May 1999      283         64       219        72        62        84        11        63
Mar-May 2000      305         60       245        73        74        99        12        75
Mar-May 2001      291         58       234        71        73        90        11        67
Mar-May 2002      296         57       239        74        67        98        10        78
Mar-May 2003      277         51       225        71        60        94        14        66
Mar-May 2004      312         49       263        90        70        103       14        76
Mar-May 2005      299         38       262        84        74        103       14        78
Mar-May 2006      297         40       256        82        69        105       16        79
Mar-May 2007       *           *        *          *         *         *         *         *

MEN
Mar-May 1992       88         18        70        17         -         52        -        29
Mar-May 1993       89         22        67        27         -         38        -        29
Mar-May 1994      101         22        79        31         -         45        -        33
Mar-May 1995      101         22        79        35         -         40        -        29
Mar-May 1996       99         17        82        40         -         40        -        30
Mar-May 1997      103         21        82        36         -         44        -        33
Mar-May 1998       99         14        85        44         -         35        -        23
Mar-May 1999      111         24        86        42         -         40        -        28
Mar-May 2000      115         22        93        40         -         48       10        33
Mar-May 2001      106         23        83        38         -         39        -        26
Mar-May 2002      118         23        95        39         -         51        9        38
Mar-May 2003      101         18        83        36         -         43        9        29
Mar-May 2004      127         19       108        48         -         55       10        39
Mar-May 2005      120         14       106        45         -         55       10        39
Mar-May 2006      123         17       106        42         -         58       14        38
Mar-May 2007        *          *         *         *         *          *        *         *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992      173         41       132        18        75         39        -        30
Mar-May 1993      190         45       145        21        79         45        -        35
Mar-May 1994      189         42       147        23        82         43        -        36
Mar-May 1995               184          44          139           28            69   42           -           35
Mar-May 1996               181          39          141           36            64   42           -           31
Mar-May 1997               175          37          138           33            62   44           -           33
Mar-May 1998               179          23          156           35            75   46           -           37
Mar-May 1999               172          40          132           30            57   45           -           35
Mar-May 2000               190          39          152           33            69   50           -           41
Mar-May 2001               185          34          151           32            67   52           -           41
Mar-May 2002               178          34          144           35            62   47           -           40
Mar-May 2003               176          34          142           35            56   51           -           37
Mar-May 2004               185          31          155           42            64   48           -           37
Mar-May 2005               180          24          156           40            68   48           -           39
Mar-May 2006               174          23          151           40            64   47           -           41
Mar-May 2007                 *           *           *             *             *    *          *             *
Relationship between columns: A=B+C, C=D+E+F *Includes students, retired persons, temporary sick or injured, those waiting for reply t
and those who do not want/need job. – sample size too small for a reliable estimate
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
ured, those waiting for reply to job application



ed on what are called
Figures from Jan-Mar
TABLE 2.5

ECONOMIC INACTIVITY BY AGE                                                        (Thousands)
ECONOMICALLY   Total aged 16 Total persons   16-17   18-24   25-49   50+   50-64(m)
INACTIVE         and over
                              working age                                  50-59(f)

                               16-59/64
                    A             B           C       D       E       F       G
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992       475           261          31      51     112     281     67
Mar-May 1993       497           279          33      55     120     289     71
Mar-May 1994       511           290          34      61     119     296     76
Mar-May 1995       501           285          34      55     117     294     78
Mar-May 1996       500           280          35      46     117     301     82
Mar-May 1997       500           278          34      52     112     301     79
Mar-May 1998       506           277          34      38     118     315     86
Mar-May 1999       507           283          36      47     115     309     85
Mar-May 2000       532           305          41      47     130     314     88
Mar-May 2001       520           291          35      47     117     320     91
Mar-May 2002       526           296          42      52     116     315     86
Mar-May 2003       508           277          38      41     119     310     79
Mar-May 2004       554           312          42      56     129     328     85
Mar-May 2005       541           299          38      62     112     330     88
Mar-May 2006       542           297          42      54     112     334     89
Mar-May 2007        *             *            *       *      *       *       *

MEN
Mar-May 1992       160            88          15      22      20     103     31
Mar-May 1993       162            89          14      21      21     106     33
Mar-May 1994       174           101          17      23      25     110     36
Mar-May 1995       173           101          16      20      28     109     37
Mar-May 1996       173            99          17      18      26     112     38
Mar-May 1997       178           103          18      22      26     112     37
Mar-May 1998       176            99          16      12      29     120     42
Mar-May 1999       186           111          19      18      31     119     43
Mar-May 2000       191           115          19      18      32     122     46
Mar-May 2001       186           106          15      16      31     124     45
Mar-May 2002       198           118          21      22      32     123     43
Mar-May 2003       182           101          19      14      30     119     38
Mar-May 2004       213           127          21      25      38     129     42
Mar-May 2005       206           120          18      26      34     128     42
Mar-May 2006       210           123          20      24      33     133     46
Mar-May 2007        *              *           *       *       *      *       *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992       315           173          16      29      92     178     36
Mar-May 1993       335           190          18      34      99     183     38
Mar-May 1994       336           189          18      37      94     187     40
Mar-May 1995       327           184          18      35      89     185     41
Mar-May 1996                326       181       18                     28          91           190         44
Mar-May 1997                321       175       17                     30          86           188         42
Mar-May 1998                330       179       19                     27          89           195         44
Mar-May 1999                320       172       17                     29          84           190         42
Mar-May 2000                340       190       21                     30          98           192         41
Mar-May 2001                334       185       20                     31          87           196         46
Mar-May 2002                327       178       21                     31          84           192         42
Mar-May 2003                326       176       19                     27          89           190         40
Mar-May 2004                341       185       21                     31          91           199         43
Mar-May 2005                335       180       20                     36          78           201         46
Mar-May 2006                332       174       21                     30          79           201         43
Mar-May 2007                 *         *         *                      *           *            *           *
Relationship between columns: A=C+D+E+F; B=C+D+E+G, F=G+H
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called 'Rolling
Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can be
compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
(Thousands)
   65+ (m)


    60+ (f)


      H


     214
     218
     220
     216
     220
     222
     229
     224
     226
     229
     229
     231
     242
     242
     245
      *


      72
      73
      73
      72
      74
      75
      77
      76
      76
      80
      80
      81
      86
      86
      87
       *


     142
     145
     147
     144
                  146
                  147
                  151
                  148
                  150
                  150
                  150
                  150
                  156
                  155
                  158
                   *



s are based on what are called 'Rolling
 Figures from Jan-Mar can be
TABLE 2.6


EMPLOYMENT BY CATEGORY
                 Total in  Employees     Self   Governmen   Full-time   Part-time   Workers
               Employment*                           t                               with
                                       Employed Programme   Worker      Worker      second
                                                     s                                jobs
                   A           B         C          D          E           F           G
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992      617         497        93        22         490         117         18
Mar-May 1993      604         490        85        24         476         114         20
Mar-May 1994      608         489        93        21         474         122         22
Mar-May 1995      629         503        102       17         482         138         27
Mar-May 1996      651         527        96        23         503         136         22
Mar-May 1997      676         543        105       22         529         139         28
Mar-May 1998      681         561        98        18         536         139         28
Mar-May 1999      687         575        94        13         548         137         28
Mar-May 2000      673         559        99        10         523         148         29
Mar-May 2001      701         585        98        15         556         143         32
Mar-May 2002      713         604        99         -         553         159         27
Mar-May 2003      741         621        106       12         572         165         29
Mar-May 2004      712         587        111       10         558         150         23
Mar-May 2005      740         607        120       10         582         156         24
Mar-May 2006      759         623        123        9         600         154         26
Mar-May 2007       *           *          *         *          *           *           *

MEN
Mar-May 1992      343         252        77        12         319          17         10
Mar-May 1993      343         253        74        14         317          19         12
Mar-May 1994      339         245        79        13         315          18         14
Mar-May 1995      347         250        84        11         318          25         13
Mar-May 1996      360         264        82        14         333          20         10
Mar-May 1997      373         272        85        15         344          24         14
Mar-May 1998      381         285        83        13         351          27         14
Mar-May 1999      377         291        77         -         351          25         16
Mar-May 2000      377         288        82         -         350          26         19
Mar-May 2001      391         299        81        11         364          26         16
Mar-May 2002      392         304        82         -         364          27         16
Mar-May 2003      415         318        89         -         380          32         13
Mar-May 2004      389         290        90         -         356          30         11
Mar-May 2005      406         299        100        -         376          29         13
Mar-May 2006      412         304        101        -         379          30         15
Mar-May 2007       *           *          *         *          *            *          *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992      274         245        16         9         170         100          8
Mar-May 1993      261         237        11        10         159          95          -
Mar-May 1994      269         244        14         -         160         105          8
Mar-May 1995      281         254        18         -         164         113         14
Mar-May 1996      291         264        15         9         171         116         12
Mar-May 1997      303         271        19         -         185         115         14
Mar-May 1998                   300           275 16          -          185          112          13
Mar-May 1999                   310           284 17          -          197          112          12
Mar-May 2000                   296           271 17          -          173          122          10
Mar-May 2001                   309           286 17          -          191          117          16
Mar-May 2002                   321           300 17          -          188          132          11
Mar-May 2003                   326           303 18          -          192          133          16
Mar-May 2004                   323           297 21          -          202          120          12
Mar-May 2005                   334           307 20          -          206          126          11
Mar-May 2006                   346           320 23          -          221          123          11
Mar-May 2007                    *              *  *         *            *            *            *
Relationship between columns: A=B+C+D *Includes some who did not state whether they worked full or part-time and unpaid family wo
  -sample size too small for a reliable estimate
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can
be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
(Thousands)
Temporary

 workers

   H


   25
   23
   24
   35
   30
   32
   35
   36
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   36
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    *


    9
    8
    9
   14
   13
   11
   17
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   14
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   15
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   15
    *


   16
   14
   15
   21
   17
   20
                     18
                     21
                     23
                     20
                     24
                     21
                     23
                     20
                     23
                      *
d full or part-time and unpaid family workers.



es are based on what are called
riods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar can
TABLE 2.7
ACTUAL WEEKLY HOURS OF WORK
               Average actual weekly hours of work

                     Total       Total      Full-      Part-    Workers
                    weekly      Average     Time       Time      with
                    hours        Hours    (in main   (in main   second
                   (millions)                job)       job)      jobs
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992         20.9        33.8       37.8       15.5       11.9
Mar-May 1993         19.1        31.6       35.3       14.5       12.4
Mar-May 1994         21.0        34.5       38.6       16.6       12.2
Mar-May 1995         21.9        34.8       39.5       16.7       12.3
Mar-May 1996         22.7        34.9       39.4       16.8        9.1
Mar-May 1997         23.7        35.0       39.5       16.2       10.4
Mar-May 1998         23.9        35.1       39.5       16.1       10.9
Mar-May 1999         24.2        35.3       39.5       16.5       10.4
Mar-May 2000         23.8        35.3       40.1       16.6       10.6
Mar-May 2001         24.2        34.5       38.5       16.7       11.1
Mar-May 2002         25.0        35.1       39.9       16.6        9.7
Mar-May 2003         25.9        35.0       39.5       17.3       13.6
Mar-May 2004         25.2        35.4        40        16.5       13.6
Mar-May 2005         26.0        35.1       39.2       17.9       11.9
Mar-May 2006         26.4        34.8       38.8       17.5       12.0
Mar-May 2007          *           *           *         *           *

MEN
Mar-May 1992         13.4        39.2        40        17.1       13.6
Mar-May 1993         12.6        36.6       37.4       13.8       13.5
Mar-May 1994         13.7        40.4       41.2       16.6       14.2
Mar-May 1995         14.0        40.4       41.8       16.6       12.3
Mar-May 1996         14.7        40.7       41.8       18.2        7.9
Mar-May 1997         15.3        40.9       42.1       17.4       10.7
Mar-May 1998         15.4        40.4       41.6       16.6       12.9
Mar-May 1999         15.5        41.1       42.4       14.9       12.4
Mar-May 2000         15.6        41.4       42.6       16.9       12.1
Mar-May 2001         15.5        39.6       40.7       17.0       12.5
Mar-May 2002         16.0        40.8       42.2       15.3        9.8
Mar-May 2003         16.6        40.0       41.4       17.7       17.7
Mar-May 2004         16.0        41.2       42.8       15.5       18.8
Mar-May 2005         16.4        40.4       41.7       17.8       14.3
Mar-May 2006         16.6        40.4       41.6       19.3       14.7
Mar-May 2007          *           *           *         *           *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992          7.4        27.1       33.6       15.2        9.9
Mar-May 1993          6.6        25.2       31.1       14.6       10.6
Mar-May 1994          7.3        27.1       33.5       16.6        9.3
Mar-May 1995          7.9        28.0        35        16.7       12.2
Mar-May 1996          8.1        27.9       34.9       16.5        9.9
Mar-May 1997                8.4         27.8        34.6          15.9         10.1
Mar-May 1998                8.6         28.5        35.5          15.9          8.7
Mar-May 1999                8.8         28.2        34.3          16.8          7.6
Mar-May 2000                8.2         27.7         35           16.6          8.0
Mar-May 2001                8.7         28.1        34.3          16.7          9.8
Mar-May 2002                9.0         28.1        35.5          16.8          9.5
Mar-May 2003                9.3         28.5        35.6          17.2         10.6
Mar-May 2004                9.2         28.6        35.1          16.7          8.9
Mar-May 2005                9.6         28.7        34.8          18.0          8.9
Mar-May 2006                9.8         28.2         34           17.0          8.9
Mar-May 2007                 *            *           *             *            *
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
The total weekly hours worked is calculated by multiplying the total average hours worked by the total in employment.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
ed on what are called
Figures from Jan-Mar
TABLE 2.8


EMPLOYMENT BY AGE


IN EMPLOYMENT   Total aged    Total      16-17   18-24   25-49   50+   50-64(m)
                16 and over persons of                                 50-59(f)
                     A       working
                                B         C       D       E      F        G
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992       617         596        16     105     371     125     105
Mar-May 1993       604         587        14      97     373     121     104
Mar-May 1994       608         592        13      91     382     122     105
Mar-May 1995       629         606        14      93     394     128     106
Mar-May 1996       651         631        15     100     410     127     106
Mar-May 1997       676         657        16      96     430     134     114
Mar-May 1998       681         667        16     107     432     126     112
Mar-May 1999       687         666        15      97     433     143     122
Mar-May 2000       673         653        10      96     426     142     122
Mar-May 2001       701         681        16      98     445     142     123
Mar-May 2002       713         690        11      94     452     155     133
Mar-May 2003       741         716        15     108     451     167     142
Mar-May 2004       712         694        10      99     444     158     139
Mar-May 2005       740         717        14      94     466     166     142
Mar-May 2006       759         734        9      111     471     168     144
Mar-May 2007        *           *          *       *      *       *       *

MEN
Mar-May 1992       343         334        9       54     206      74     66
Mar-May 1993       343         336        9       52     210      72     65
Mar-May 1994       339         331         -      49     209      74     66
Mar-May 1995       347         337         -      49     214      77     66
Mar-May 1996       360         351        8       51     225      76     67
Mar-May 1997       373         364        8       51     235      79     70
Mar-May 1998       381         373        9       58     238      76     69
Mar-May 1999       377         367         -      53     233      84     74
Mar-May 2000       377         367         -      52     236      83     73
Mar-May 2001       391         383        11      55     239      85     77
Mar-May 2002       392         382         -      50     245      91     81
Mar-May 2003       415         405         -      61     248      98     87
Mar-May 2004       389         382         -      51     238      94     87
Mar-May 2005       406         398        9       50     248     100     91
Mar-May 2006       412         403         -      57     251      99     90
Mar-May 2007        *           *          *       *      *        *      *

WOMEN
Mar-May 1992       274         262        -       51     165     51      39
Mar-May 1993       261         251        -       44     163     49      39
Mar-May 1994       269         261        -       42     173     48      40
Mar-May 1995       281         269        -       44     180     51      39
Mar-May 1996       291         280        -       49     185     50      39
Mar-May 1997       303         292        8       45     196     54      44
Mar-May 1998       300         293        -       49     193     50      43
Mar-May 1999       310         299        8       44     199     59      48
Mar-May 2000       296         286         -      44     189     59      49
Mar-May 2001               309       298      -        42       205           57           46
Mar-May 2002               321       308      -        44       208           65           52
Mar-May 2003               326       311      -        47       203           70           55
Mar-May 2004               323       311      -        48       206           65           53
Mar-May 2005               334       319      -        44       218           66           51
Mar-May 2006               346       332      -        53       220           69           54
Mar-May 2007                 *        *       *         *        *             *            *
Relationship between columns : A=C+D+E+F; B=C+D+E+G; F=G+H. – sample size too small for a reliable estimate
Figures may not sum due to rounding.
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.

* new regrossed data available
(Thousands)
 65+(m)
 60+(f)
   H


   20
   18
   17
   22
   20
   20
   14
   21
   20
   19
   23
   26
   19
   24
   24
    *


    8
    -
    8
   10
    9
    9
    -
   10
   10
    8
   10
   11
    -
    9
    9
    *


   12
   10
    8
   12
   11
   11
    -
   11
   10
                               11
                               13
                               15
                               12
                               15
                               15
                                *
 too small for a reliable estimate

size the figures are based on what are called
verlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
TABLE 2.9


UNEMPLOYMENT BY AGE
                                                                                                              (Thousands)
                        Unemployed by Age

                           18-24       Rate%        25-49       Rate%         50+        Rate%        16+        Rate%


                               A                      B                        C                       D
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992                   20         16.2%      51         12.1%          11         8.4%         85        12.1%
Mar-May 1993                   23         19.4%      50         11.9%          12         9.0%         88        12.7%
Mar-May 1994                   20         18.2%      49         11.4%          9          6.7%         79        11.5%
Mar-May 1995                   18         16.4%      47         10.7%          10         7.3%         77        10.9%
Mar-May 1996                   17         14.3%      41          9.0%          10         7.1%         68         9.4%
Mar-May 1997                   11         10.2%      32          6.9%          10         7.0%         54         7.4%
Mar-May 1998                   11          9.6%      30          6.6%          9          6.7%         53         7.2%
Mar-May 1999                   11          9.9%      35          7.5%           -           -          53         7.1%
Mar-May 2000                   11         10.4%      30          6.6%           -           -          50         6.9%
Mar-May 2001                   11         10.1%      26          5.6%           -           -          46         6.2%
Mar-May 2002                   12         11.1%      22          4.6%           -           -          41         5.4%
Mar-May 2003                   12          9.8%      20          4.2%           -           -          41         5.2%
Mar-May 2004                   10          9.2%      17          3.7%           -           -          35         4.7%
Mar-May 2005                   13         12.5%      16          3.4%           -           -          36         4.6%
Mar-May 2006                   11          8.7%      16          3.4%           -           -          34         4.3%
Mar-May 2007                    *            *        *            *            *           *           *           *
- sample size too small for a reliable estimate
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.
 (Thousands)




ed on what are called
Figures from Jan-Mar
TABLE 2.10


UNEMPLOYMENT BY DURATION                                                              (Thousands)
              Unemployment by Duration
                                  6-12   Over
                      Up to 6 months months 12 months over 24               total   long term
                                                      months              unemploye unemploye
ALL PERSONS
Mar-May 1992                24           12          49           34           85        57.6%
Mar-May 1993                22           14          51           33           88        57.8%
Mar-May 1994                20           12          47           35           79        59.1%
Mar-May 1995                21            8          47           35           77        61.4%
Mar-May 1996                20            9          38           28           68        56.0%
Mar-May 1997                16            -          31           24           54        56.4%
Mar-May 1998                18           11          24           17           53        45.7%
Mar-May 1999                20            -          29           18           53        54.0%
Mar-May 2000                24            -          20           14           50        39.9%
Mar-May 2001                19            -          20           13           46        43.1%
Mar-May 2002                21            -          15           10           41        38.0%
Mar-May 2003                17            -          17           11           41        42.5%
Mar-May 2004                12            -          16           12           35        45.8%
Mar-May 2005                14            -          15           9            36        43.6%
Mar-May 2006                13            -          13            -           34        37.4%
Mar-May 2007                 *            *           *            *            *          *
As figures are based on a sample survey and in order to achieve a large enough sample size the figures are based on what are called
'Rolling Monthly Quarters'. Figures from this period should be only compared to non-overlapping periods e.g. Figures from Jan-Mar
can be compared to Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun.
* new regrossed data available
ed on what are called
Figures from Jan-Mar

								
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