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Monthly Unemployment

February 2019

 Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)
February 2018136,700 5.8
January 2019136,800 5.7
February 2019135,100 5.6
   Percentage Points
Change in month- 1,700 - 0.1
Change in year- 1,600 - 0.2

Monthly unemployment rate of 5.6% February 2019

Figure 1 Monthly Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted
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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

  • In February 2019 the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6% for males, unchanged from January 2019, and down from 5.9% in February 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for females in February 2019 was 5.6%, down 0.1% from January 2019 and down from 5.7% in February 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in February 2019 was 72,600, down from 73,300 in January 2019. In February 2019 the seasonally adjusted number of females unemployed was 62,500 a decrease of 1,000 when compared to January 2019.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years (youth unemployment rate) was 13.8% in February 2019, a decrease from 13.9% in January 2019.

 

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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