In this section

  • The level and growth rate of average weekly earnings (regular and bonus pay), and average weekly hours worked by full-time and part-time workers.

  • Employment rates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), broken down by age and sex. Employment rates show the number of people in employment as a proportion of the population. Other figures include the number of people in employment (also from the LFS) and vacancies (from the Vacancies Survey).

  • The efficiency of the UK workforce calculated as output per worker, output per job and output per hour. Labour productivity is an important factor in determining the productive potential of the economy. Countries with strong labour productivity growth tend to benefit from high rates of growth and low inflation.

  • People employed in central government, local government and public corporations, including those with a second job in the public sector. These statistics do not cover self-employed people, contract workers or agency workers.

  • Stoppages of work because of disputes between employers and employees. These include strikes and lock-outs (where an employer stops employees from entering a place of work). Figures include the number of days lost to workplace disputes in the public and private sectors and the number of workers involved.

  • Individuals' pensions linked to their workplace, including defined ambition (DA), defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes.