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Live Register

August 2019

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
August 2018225,158213,900
July 2019206,396190,000
August 2019199,093188,500
 
Change in month-- 1,500
Change in year- 26,065-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 1,500 in August

Live Register Seasonally Adjusted
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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 1,500 (-0.8%) in August 2019, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 188,500. The number of persons on the Live Register in August 2019 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since February 2008. See table 2(a) and Live Register Series.

In unadjusted terms there were 199,093 persons signing on the Live Register in August 2019. This represents an annual decrease of 26,065 (-11.6%) since August 2018. See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 500 (-0.5%) for males in August 2019, while females decreased by 1,100 (-1.3%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • On an unadjusted basis, the number of male claimants decreased by 15,505 (-12.6%) to 107,849 in the year to August 2019, while female claimants decreased by 10,560 (-10.4%) to 91,244. This compares with an annual decrease in the year to August 2018 of 24,911 (-16.8%) to 123,354 for males, while female claimants decreased by 14,187 (-12.2%) to 101,804 in the same period.  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.