The latest economic and labour market statistics.

This tool keeps you up to date with:

  • Economic trends, including inflation.
  • Labour market information, including unemployment rates.
  • Pay and hours figures, including average earnings.

Economic trends

Labour market

  • Labour disputes

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for July 2016 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 19 October 2016.

  • Unemployment

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on headline unemployment and the claimant count, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and Manpower Group. The next ONS release date is 19 October 2016.

  • Recruitment

    Updated to include data for August 2016 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. The REC is due to publish new figures on 7 October 2016.

Pay and hours

  • Working hours

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of July 2016. The next ONS release date is 19 October 2016.

  • Average earnings

    Updated to include official earnings data from the ONS for July 2016, and forecasts from XpertHR and HM Treasury. The next ONS release date is 19 October 2016.

  • Pay awards

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of July 2016. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 29 September 2016.

  • Guide to official pay figures

    Here we present an HR practitioner's comparative guide to the two main official sources of pay information: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) and average weekly earnings (AWE).

  • ASHE data | Sectoral figures

    A breakdown of data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2015, providing pay benchmarking data by industry sector.

  • ASHE data | Regional figures

    A breakdown of data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2015, providing pay benchmarking data by geographical region (workplace location).

  • ASHE data | Headline figures

    A breakdown of pay benchmarking data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2015, providing headline figures on median annual, weekly and hourly pay, and the gender pay gap.

  • ASHE data | Occupational figures

    A breakdown of data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2015, providing pay benchmarking data by occupational group.