Review of the Labour Force Survey 2016

Post date: 
Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Investigation of data relating to blind and partially sighted people in the quarterly Labour Force Survey: October 2012 – September 2015 now available

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is published quarterly by the Office for National Statistics. It gives figures for number and percentages of people in work, looking for work, and those not working for one reason or another - often due to long term sickness or disability. We have published a report summarising the findings in relation to blind and partially sighted people.

The latest in a series of five reports produced for RNIB by the University of Birmingham, the reports provide an analysis of the employment status and economic activity of people with seeing difficulties. They have enabled us to track the economic activity of people since the start of the economic downturn, and to compare their circumstances with those of the general working age population.

To read the key findings, or for a copy of the full report visit

To read a blog about the survey from Andy White, Working age and Employment Team manager, visit