Project Description

Using administrative and big data to improve labour market statistics

This project aims to explore the opportunities offered by government datasets to achieve a fuller understanding of labour market flows.  This includes examining the potential for combining datasets to provide more detailed insights into the nature of transitions. Big data offers further exciting opportunities for labour market statistics. This project also explores whether online job ads data can be used to produce improved data on occupations, skills and wages.

An important part of this project is to understand the implications of problems associated with the use of such datasets and to identify ways of mitigating them.



Office for National Statistics


Part of the programme of research carried out by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE)