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Dataset details: Labour Market Statistics DatasetThis product is designated as National Statistics

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This is a large dataset which contains labour market statistics data series. The dataset is overwritten every month and it therefore always contains the latest published data. Labour market statistics estimates are also available from data tables in spreadsheet format.

The Time Series dataset facility is primarily designed for users who wish to customise their own datasets. For example, users can use the Time Series Dataset facility to create a single spreadsheet including series for unemployment, claimant count, employment and workforce jobs, rather than extracting the required data from several separate spreadsheets published on the website. Selecting the "Download entire dataset, XLS format" option will generate a large spreadsheet.

In this dataset Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates are shown for the mid-month of the three-month average time periods. For example, estimates for January to March 2015 are shown as "February 2015", estimates for February to April 2015 are shown as "March 2015", etc.

Dataset dimensions

  1. Date
  2. Publication
  3. CDID
Metadata field Value
Designation National Statistics
Published date 16 December 2015
Coverage UK
Geographic breakdown UK and GB


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