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Live Register

September 2018

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
September 2017244,319250,900
August 2018225,158211,000
September 2018205,730212,600
Change in month- +1,600
Change in year- 38,589-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total increases by 1,600 in September

Live Register seasonally adjusted
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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:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly increase of 300 (+0.3%) males in September 2018, while females increased by 1,300 (+1.4%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 24,230 (-17.3%) to 115,890 in the year to September 2018, while female claimants decreased by 14,359 (-13.8%) to 89,840. This compares with a decrease of 26,402 (-15.9%) to 140,120 for males, while female claimants decreased by 15,382 (-12.9%) to 104,199 in the year to September 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.