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Labour Market - Statistical Briefing

The following briefing products are available below:

 

   
Labour Market Briefing Papers Last Updated
 
 
*NEW*
The Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Analysis (ESLLA) branch of the Scottish Government has revamped its Labour market brief. The brief now contains more information
relating to the youth labour market :
 

Labour Market Brief - July 2014 - *latest version*

This briefing contains information on the main and youth labour markets. There are two documents:

1 - Monthly Briefing - Slide Pack

  • A short briefing document, highlighting the key stories and trends in an accessible, and easy to understand format.
  • This month's brief covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment
  • Work patterns
  • Underemployment from Jan-Mar LFS quarter

2 - LMB Tables and Charts (available in PDF and Excel formats). This contains tables and charts for:

  • Headline national statistics on employment, unemployment, economic activity
  • Claimant count information on areas and occupations most affected
  • Youth labour market statistics

These briefing products are based on secondary analysis of data from the latest ONS releases for the Labour Force Survey, Claimant Count and other relevant sources that are in the public domain.

July 2014

Labour Market Brief - June 2014

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, women's employment and quaterly public sector employment. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

June 2014

Labour Market Brief - May 2014

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment and work patterns. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics and quarterly LFS data

May 2014

Labour Market Brief - April 2014

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, unemployed by age and Claimant Count flows. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics and Model Based Unemployment (APS Jan-Dec 2014).

April 2014

Labour Market Brief - March 2014

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, unemployed by age and duration (APS Oct'12-Sep'13) and employment rates across local authority areas of Scotland (APS Jan-Dec 2013). Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics.

March 2014

Labour Market Brief - February 2014

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, detailed breakdown of 16-19 year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) cohort from Annual Population Survey (Jan-Dec 2012) and employment patterns and underemployment analysis form Oct-Dec 2013 quarterly LFS. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics. This briefing contains information on the main and youth labour markets and quarterly analysis of work patterns, underemployment, equalities and qualifications.

February 2014

Labour Market Brief - January 2014

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, employment rate by local authority and gender from Annual Population Survey (Oct'12 - Sep'13), additional analysis of earnings from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 release and analysis of commuting patterns across local authority areas in Scotland from Annual Population Survey (Jan-Dec 2012). Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics and revised estimates for economic status by disability from quarterly LFS (Jul-Sep 2013).

January
2014

Labour Market Brief - December 2013

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, unemployment by age and duration,  quaterly public sector employment, analysis of Annual Population Survey (Jan-Dec 2012) using Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012 and analysis from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 release.   Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market

December 2013

Labour Market Brief - November 2013

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, employment patterns, underemployment and claimant count flows (16-24 year olds). Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics  and quarterly analysis of work patterns, underemployment, equalities and qualifications.

**Note: Estimates in Tables Q4 to 6 - Economic status by disability, were revised on 22 January 2014 to correct for an error in calculations**

November
2013

Labour Market Brief - October 2013

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment, unemployment by age and duration from Annual Population Survey (APS) July'12 to June'13  , employment rate at local authority level and claimant count at local authority level by gender. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics and additional analysis  from APS July'12 to June'13 (model based unemployment and duration of unemployment by age)

October
2013

Labour Market Brief - September 2013

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment and public sector employment and workless households. Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics and additional analysis form ONS's annual workless household release (LFS Apr-Jun 2013 and APS Jan-Dec 2012).

September
2013

Labour Market Brief - August 2013

This issue covers the following topics: Summary of headline labour market statistics, trends by gender, labour market flows, underemployment, international comparisons of employment,  youth employment and unemployment, European comparisons of youth unemployment and claimant count by gender and Local Authority area.  Tables and Charts document contains the main and youth labour market statistics, quarterly analysis of underemployment, work patterns, duration of unemployment, equalities and qualifications and analysis of labour market flows from Labour Force Survey Apr-Jun dataset.

August 2013

 

Youth Unemployment Publications and Briefing Papers Last Updated

Statistics presented

These briefings are updated on a monthly basis and contain:

  • The latest monthly headline experimental quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics for young people in Scotland published by ONS. regional ONS release.
  • Information is also presented from the latest Annual Population Survey data set for the 16-24 age group in Scotland.
  • Information on young people on the claimant count.

Youth (16-24) estimates for employment, unemployment or inactivity from the LFS are classified as experimental by ONS due to some concerns about the sampling error due to the smaller samples. However, the LFS data are more timely and updated on a monthly basis.

Quarterly Labour Force Survey data tables X01, X02 and X03 are updated each month and can be found at the following link on the ONS web site.  The time series starts in 2006:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-257600

Tables containing annual National Statistics of employment, unemployment and inactivity by age, based on the Annual Population Survey are available in the headline indicators table HL01-HL11 at the link shown above.

Historic Time series

Historic time series information by age for Scotland (prior to Aug-Oct 2006) is available in the data section of our web site

*NEW*

From August 2013, the Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Analysis (ESLLA) branch of the Scottish Government has revamped the main Labour market brief. The brief now contains more information relating to the youth labour market. Please see the Labour Market Briefing Papers above.
 
 

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - July 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering March 2014 to May 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering April 2013 to March 2014

July 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - June 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering February 2014 to April 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering January 2013 to December 2013

June 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - May 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering January 2014 to March 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering January 2013 to December 2013

May 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - April 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering December 2013 to February 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering January 2013 to December 2013

April 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - March 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering November 2013 to January 2014

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering October 2012 to September 2013

March     2014

 

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - February 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering October to December 2013

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering October 2012 to September 2013

February 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - January 2014

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering September to November 2013

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering August 2012 to September 2013

 

 

January 2014

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - December 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering August to October 2013

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering July 2012 to June 2013

December 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - November 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering July to September 2013

Part 2: Annual Population survey - covering July 2012 to June 2013

November 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - October 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering June to August 2013

Part 2: Annual Population Survey - covering July 2012 to June 2013

October 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - September 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering May to July 2013

September 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - August 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering April to June 2013

August 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - July 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering March to May 2013

Part 2: Annual Population Survey - covering April 2012 to March 2013

July 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - June 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering February to April 2013

June 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - May 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering January to March 2013

May 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - April 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering December 2012 to February 2013

Part 2: Annual Population Survey - covering January 2012 to December 2013

April 2013

Youth Employment Summary Briefing (16-24 year olds) - March 2013

Updated this month:

Part 1: Labour Force Survey estimates - covering November 2012 to January 2013

Part 2: Annual Population Survey - covering October 2011 to September 2012

March 2013

 

Ad-hoc Briefing Papers Last
Updated

The Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Analysis branch produces ad-hoc analysis on topics which may be of interest to users. These briefing packs will be posted in this section
 

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings - Scottish Government Analysis

Scottish Government analysis of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ONS)

Januuary

2014

Joint Labour Market Study by Scottish Government and STUC - January 2014

Joint analysis of labour market trends by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC).

January

2014

Joint Labour Market Study by Scottish Government and STUC - June 2013

Joint analysis of labour market trends by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC).

June 2013

Underemployment in Scotland

Copy of briefing provided by the Scottish Government to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

January
2013