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

  • Employment

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and ManpowerGroup. The next ONS release date is 15 December 2020.

  • Recruitment

    Updated to include data for October 2020 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 9 December 2020.

  • Labour disputes

    Updated on 21 April 2020 to include a note from the ONS in response to the coronavirus pandemic and changes to the labour disputes section of the monthly labour market report.

Pay and hours

  • Pay awards

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of October 2020. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 17 December 2020.

  • 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 September 2020. The next ONS release date is 15 December 2020.

  • Average earnings

    Updated to include official earnings data from the ONS for September 2020, and forecasts from XpertHR. The next ONS release date is 15 December 2020.

  • ONS pay rate data: ASHE 2020

    Updated to include the latest headline pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2020. The next ONS release date is November 2021.

  • ONS gender pay gap data: ASHE 2020

    We provide a breakdown of pay benchmarking data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2020, 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).