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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Live Register

February 2019

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
February 2018235,344234,800
January 2019199,627200,000
February 2019196,934196,500
   
Change in month- -3,500
Change in year -38,410-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 3,500 in February

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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,500 (-1.8%) in February 2019, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 196,500. The number of persons on the Live Register in February 2019 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since February 2008. See table 2(a).

In unadjusted terms there were 196,934 persons signing on the Live Register in February 2019. This represents an annual decrease of 38,410 (-16.3%). See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 2,300 (-2.1%) males in February 2019, while females decreased by 1,400 (-1.6%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 24,016 (-17.7%) to 111,317 in the year to February 2019, while female claimants decreased by 14,394 (-14.4%) to 85,617. This compares with a decrease of 24,415 (-15.3%) to 135,333 for males, while female claimants decreased by 15,334 (-13.3%) to 100,011 in the year to February 2018. See table 1(a).

The Live Register is not designed to measure unemployment.  It includes part-time workers (those who work up to three days a week), seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB) or Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA).  Unemployment is measured by the Labour Force Survey.

The Monthly Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) is published in the Monthly Unemployment release.