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Live Register

November 2018

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
November 2017233,209244,800
October 2018199,247210,300
November 2018196,261207,200
   
Change in month- -3,100
Change in year -36,948-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 3,100 in November

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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,100 (-1.5%) in November 2018, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 207,200. The number of persons on the Live Register in November 2018 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since May 2008. See table 2(a).

In unadjusted terms there were 196,261 persons signing on the Live Register in November 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 36,948 (-15.8%). See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,900 (-1.6%) males in November 2018, while females decreased by 1,200 (-1.3%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 23,123 (-17.3%) to 110,836 in the year to November 2018, while female claimants decreased by 13,825 (-13.9%) to 85,425. This compares with a decrease of 25,037 (-15.7%) to 133,959 for males, while female claimants decreased by 14,914 (-13.1%) to 99,250 in the year to November 2017. See table 1(a).

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.