|Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed||Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)|
|Change in month||- 600||0.0|
|Change in year||- 20,000||- 0.9|
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2018 was 5.3%, unchanged from November 2018 and down from 6.2% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 127,100 in December 2018, down from 127,700 when compared to the November 2018 figure and a decrease of 20,000 when compared to December 2017.
Summary points for December
Data in this release are subject to revision, caused by updates to the seasonally adjusted series whenever new monthly data are added. In addition, it should be noted that larger revisions can occur when the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) data are included in the calculation process. Revised figures will be produced upon the publication of each new set of benchmark figures from the LFS and these revisions will be included in the LFS release.
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