|Live Register Total||Seasonally Adjusted|
|Change in month||-||- 1,300|
|Change in year||- 15,872||-|
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 1,300 (-0.7%) in January 2020 bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 183,900. The number of persons on the Live Register in January 2020 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since January 2008. See table 2(a) and Live Register Series.
In unadjusted terms there were 183,755 persons signing on the Live Register in January 2020. This represents an annual decrease of 15,872 (-8.0%) since January 2019. 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.