Employment is a fundamental feature of social life. At the macro level, labour costs, employment rates and industrial and occupational patterns have considerable impact on the character and prosperity of nations. At the micro level, individual workers sell labour in markets according to their personal capital and circumstances. In turn, their relationship to the labour market affects their movements, time use, resources available to them, and their well- being. The UK Data Service holds a full range of employment and labour market data from key government and longitudinal surveys to international indicators and qualitative historical interviews. Explore our library of impact case studies demonstrating how our data have been used. Find out how to search our catalogue.