|Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed||Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)|
|Change in month||- 1,700||- 0.1|
|Change in year||- 1,600||- 0.2|
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2019 was 5.6%, down 0.1% from the revised rate of 5.7% in January 2019 and down from 5.8% in February 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 135,100 in February 2019, down from 136,800 when compared to the January 2019 figure and a decrease of 1,600 when compared to February 2018.
Summary points for February
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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