|Live Register Total||Seasonally Adjusted|
|Change in month||-||+1,600|
|Change in year||- 38,589||-|
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly increase of 1,600 (+0.8%) in September 2018, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 212,600. See table 2(a).
In unadjusted terms there were 205,730 persons signing on the Live Register in September 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 38,589 (-15.8%). 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.