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Live Register

July 2018

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
July 2017274,385256,600
June 2018228,065219,900
July 2018234,445217,700
   
Change in month-- 2,200
Change in year- 39,940-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 2,200 in July

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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,200 (-1.0%) in July 2018, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 217,700. The number of persons on the Live Register in July 2018 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since June 2008. See table 2(a).

In unadjusted terms there were 234,445 persons signing on the Live Register in July 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 39,940 (-14.6%). See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,600 (-1.3%) males in July 2018, while females decreased by 700 (-0.7%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 25,261(-16.7%) to 126,252 in the year to July 2018, while female claimants decreased by 14,679 (-11.9%) to 108,193. This compares with a decrease of 28,901 (-16.0%) to 151,513 for males, while female claimants decreased by 15,709 (-11.3%) to 122,872 in the year to July 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.