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Labour Market - Statistical Briefing

The following briefing products are available below:

 

Labour Market Briefing Papers Last Updated
 
 
LABOUR MARKET BRIEFING
 

Click on the link below to access Labour Market Statistics for Scotland compared with the UK for each month.  (Latest publication November 2016) 

In quarterly publications (Aug, Nov, Feb, May) a slide pack will also be published providing infographics of key labour market trends.

 

Labour Market Brief - November 2016 (Latest Release)

This briefing contains two documents:

  • Quarterly briefing slide pack contains headline national statistics trends for:
    • Scotland and UK on employment, unemployment and economic inactivity
    • Economic status by gender
    • Youth labour market statistics
    • Working pattern trends in Scotland,
    • Economic inactivity in Scotland,
    • Employee earnings less than the living wage and
    • Nominal and reall Median Gross Weekly earnings
  • Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment  and analysis of underemployment, unemployment by duration and economic status by disability based on data from quarterly LFS. 
November 2016

Labour Market Brief - October 2016    

This issue covers the following topics: Tables and Charts document contains headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth labour market statistics and model based unemployment levels and rates by local authority from the Annual Population Survey, Jul'15-Jun'16 datatset.

October 2016

Labour Market Brief - September 2016 

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment and unemployment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

September 2016

Labour Market Brief - August 2016

This briefing contains two documents:

  • Quarterly briefing slide pack contains headline national statistics trends for Scotland and UK on employment, unemployment and economic inactivity, economic status by gender and youth labour market statistics as well as underemployment trends in Scotland, economic inactivity in Scotland and employment levels by sector from Q2 LFS data
  • Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment  and analysis of underemployment, unemployment by duration and economic status by disability based on data from quarterly LFS. 
August 2016

Labour Market Brief - July 2016

(format- PDF, Excel)

This issues includes: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment and unemployment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

July 2016

Labour Market Brief - June 2016

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment and unemployment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

June 2016

Labour Market Brief - May 2016 

This briefing contains two documents:

  • Quarterly briefing slide pack contains headline national statistics trends for Scotland and UK on employment, unemployment and economic inactivity, economic status by gender and youth labour market statistics as well as some analysis from the Regioinal Employment Patterns in Scotland publication  and
  • Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment  and analysis of underemployment, unemployment by duration, employment rate by highest qualification and economic status by disability based on data from quarterly LFS. 
May 2016

Labour Market Brief - April 2016  

This briefing contains information on the main and youth labour markets. There is one document:

1 - LMB Tables and Charts (available in PDF and Excel formats). This contains tables and charts for:

  • Headline national statistics on employment, unemployment, economic activity
  • Youth labour market statistics

This briefing product is based on secondary analysis of data from the latest ONS releases for the Labour Force Survey, Claimant Count and other relevant sources that are in the public domain.

Note that due to recent changes to the Claimant Count series, several disaggregations are longer available below regional (Scotland) level

April 2016

Labour Market Brief - March 2016 

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment and unemployment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

March 2016

Labour Market Brief - February 2016

This briefing contains two documents:

  • Quarterly briefing slide pack contains headline national statistics trends for Scotland and UK on employment, unemployment and economic inactivity, economic status by gender, under and overemployment trends in Scotland, Claimant count across Scotland, youth labour market statistics and European comparison  and
  • Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment  and analysis of under & overemployment, unemployment by duration, employment rate by highest qualification and economic status by disability based on data from quarterly LFS and Eurostat. 
February 2016

Labour Market Brief - January 2016

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment and unemployment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics and model based unemployment estimates from the Oct'14-Sep'15 Annual Population Survey.

January 2016

Labour Market Brief - December 2015

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender and youth employment and unemployment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

December 2015

 

Youth Unemployment Publications and Briefing Papers Last Updated

This briefing has been discontinued from January 2015. However, the information is contained within the Main Labour Market Brief (see above).

Statistics presented

These briefings are updated on a monthly basis and contain:

  • The latest monthly headline experimental quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics for young people in Scotland published by ONS. regional ONS release.
  • Information is also presented from the latest Annual Population Survey data set for the 16-24 age group in Scotland.
  • Information on young people on the claimant count.

Youth (16-24) estimates for employment, unemployment or inactivity from the LFS are classified as experimental by ONS due to some concerns about the sampling error due to the smaller samples. However, the LFS data are more timely and updated on a monthly basis.

Quarterly Labour Force Survey data tables X01, X02 and X03 are updated each month and can be found at the following link on the ONS web site.  The time series starts in 2006:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-257600

Tables containing annual National Statistics of employment, unemployment and inactivity by age, based on the Annual Population Survey are available in the headline indicators table HL01-HL11 at the link shown above.

Historic Time series

Historic time series information by age for Scotland (prior to Aug-Oct 2006) is available in the data section of our web site

*NEW*

From August 2013, the Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Analysis (ESLLA) branch of the Scottish Government has revamped the main Labour market brief. The brief now contains more information relating to the youth labour market. Please see the Labour Market Briefing Papers above.
 
 

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (26-24 year olds) - December 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering August 2014 to October 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering July 2013 to June 2014

December 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) -  November 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering July 2014 to September 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering July 2013 to June 2014

November 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - October 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering June 2014 to August 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering July 2013 to June 2014

October 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - September 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering May 2014 to July 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering April 2013 to March 2014

September 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - August 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering April 2014 to June 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering April 2013 to March 2014

August 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - July 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering March 2014 to May 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering April 2013 to March 2014

July 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - June 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering February 2014 to April 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering January 2013 to December 2013

June 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - May 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering January 2014 to March 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering January 2013 to December 2013

May 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - April 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering December 2013 to February 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering January 2013 to December 2013

April 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - March 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering November 2013 to January 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering October 2012 to September 2013

March     2014

 

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - February 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering October to December 2013

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering October 2012 to September 2013

February 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - January 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering September to November 2013

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering August 2012 to September 2013

 

 

January 2014

 

Ad-hoc Briefing Papers Last
Updated

The Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Analysis branch produces ad-hoc analysis on topics which may be of interest to users. These briefing packs will be posted in this section
 

Joint Labour Market Study by Scottish Government and STUC - January 2014

Joint analysis of labour market trends by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC).

January

2014

Joint Labour Market Study by Scottish Government and STUC - June 2013

Joint analysis of labour market trends by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC).

June 2013

Underemployment in Scotland

Copy of briefing provided by the Scottish Government to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

January
2013