National Statistics

Labour Force Survey Annual Report 2017

This report provides detailed geographical analysis of the main indicators from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).


Labour Force Survey Annual Report 2017


The LFS is the largest regular household survey in Northern Ireland, providing a rich source of information on the labour force using internationally agreed concepts and definitions. It is a quarterly sample survey and is therefore subject to sampling error, which decreases as the sample size increases. The LFS Annual Report comprises responses from four consecutive quarters of the LFS and thus contains 60% more records than the quarterly databases, facilitating more extensive sub-regional analysis.

Published 25 September 2018