Indicators

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.

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Economic trends

Labour market

  • Recruitment

    Updated to include data for July 2022 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from the KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs compiled by S&P Global in association with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The next figures are due to be published on 9 September 2022.

  • Employment

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment. The next ONS release date is 16 August 2022.

  • Labour disputes

    Last updated on 21 April 2020: publication of the Labour Disputes section (Table 18) of the ONS monthly labour market overview was suspended in April 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and has ceased for the foreseeable future.

Pay and hours

  • Pay awards

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of June 2022. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 18 August 2022.

  • 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 May 2022 the next ONS release date is 16 August 2022.

  • Average earnings

    Updated to include official earnings data from the ONS for May 2022. The next ONS release date is 16 August 2022.

  • ONS pay rate data: ASHE 2021

    Updated to include the latest headline pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2021. The next ONS release date is November 2022.

  • ONS gender pay gap data: ASHE 2021

    We provide a breakdown of pay benchmarking data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2021, providing headline figures on the gender pay gap.

  • 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).