The Labour Market Statistics Regional Monthly Data contains Regional and UK employment figures. These data provide the latest employment, unemployment and claimant count data, at regional and sub-regional levels, on a monthly basis.
Migrant Worker Employment information is extracted from the Labour Force Survey. This information is released on a quarterly basis and provides estimates of migrant workers, in the UK, by country of birth.
What does economically active/inactive mean?
'Economically active' people are people aged 16 and over who are either in employment or unemployed.
'Economically inactive' people are people who are neither in employment nor unemployment on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) measure. These include those who want a job but have not been seeking work in the last four weeks, those who want a job and are seeking work but are not available to start, and those who do not want a job. For example this group includes people under the age of 16, those looking after a home, and those that are retired.
What is the difference between claimant count and Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) recipients?
The claimant count measures the number of people who are claiming unemployment related benefits. Since October 1996 this has been the number of people claiming JSA.
Work Region Occupation data is only available on request, from the Earnings Helpdesk by email or Tel: 01633 456 120, due to the size of the table.
What is the difference between mean and median?
The 'mean', which is commonly referred to as the 'average', is the sum of a series of values, divided by the number of values. So, for example, if the ages of four friends are 62, 65, 69 and 87, their mean, or average age, is 71.
(62+65+69+87)/4=70.75 or 71 rounded up.
The 'median' is the middle value, of a series of values, when listed in size order. If the number of items is even then the median is taken to be the value halfway between the middle pair. So, taking the four friends in the above example, their median age is halfway between 65 and 69, or 67.
Average Weekly Earnings
From November 2009 the Average Weekly Earnings replaced the Average Earnings Index as the leading National Statistic for Short Term Earnings.
Population estimates, by ethnic group, are available for mid-2001 and mid-2007. These estimates are by age and by sex, and cover England and its constituent administrative areas, being Government Office Regions, counties and local authority districts.
Where can I find information on UK residents by country of birth/nationality by region?
Economic forecasts are sourced to HM Treasury and are not produced by the ONS.
Where can I find regional household income?
The latest regional, and sub-regional, household income can be found in the June 2009 ELMR article Regional household income.
Where can I find consumer spending figures?
The Consumer Trends publication has details of Household Final Consumption Expenditure (HHFC). Figures are only available for the UK as a whole. Please be aware that some of these tables are in £ millions and some are shown as an index value.
Where can I find the latest basket of goods?
Latest details of the shopping basket, that has been used to compile both the CPI and RPI, can be found in the Article Database.
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Where can I find a list of release dates?
Release dates can be found on the Publication Hub. The Publication Hub is the gateway to UK National Statistics and, by clicking on the release calendar link, you can search for specific releases, as well as find future and past release dates.