A PowerPoint slide pack highlighting Northern Ireland's labour market trends is attached for your information. It follows last week's Quarterly Employment Survey which revealed that Northern Ireland posted its 7th successive quarterly rise in employment with all sectors of the economy recording positive growth. It is noted that Northern Ireland has now recouped over one-quarter of the jobs lost during the downturn. Furthermore, last week it was also revealed that NI's unemployment register, or claimant count, fell for the 10th consecutive month in November. The slide pack includes NI v UK employment performance by sector and analysis of full-time & part-time employment trends. The table of contents and a few pertinent charts are also highlighted below.