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Live Register

April 2019

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
April 2018223,602228,300
March 2019192,407195,400
April 2019193,118194,700
   
Change in month- -700
Change in year -30,484-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 700 in April

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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 700 (-0.4%) in April 2019, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 194,700. The number of persons on the Live Register in April 2019 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since February 2008. See table 2(a).

In unadjusted terms there were 193,118 persons signing on the Live Register in April 2019. This represents an annual decrease of 30,484 (-13.6%). See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,000 (-0.9%) males in April 2019, while females increased by 100 (0.1%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 20,584 (-16.0%) to 107,765 in the year to April 2019, while female claimants decreased by 9,900 (-10.4%) to 85,353. This compares with a decrease of 24,304 (-15.9%) to 128,349 for males, while female claimants decreased by 15,511 (-14.0%) to 95,253 in the year to April 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.