|Live Register Total||Seasonally Adjusted|
|Change in month||-||- 3,100|
|Change in year||- 39,815||-|
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,100 (-1.3%) in April 2018, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 229,600. The number of persons on the Live Register in April 2018 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since July 2008. See table 2(a).
In unadjusted terms there were 223,602 persons signing on the Live Register in April 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 39,815 (-15.1%). See table 1(a).
Other features include:
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.