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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Live Register

March 2019

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
March 2018232,366232,100
February 2019196,934197,100
March 2019192,407194,800
   
Change in month- -2,300
Change in year -39,959-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 2,300 in March

Live Register seasonally adjusted
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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,300 (-1.2%) in March 2019, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 194,800. The number of persons on the Live Register in March 2019 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since February 2008. See table 2(a).

In unadjusted terms there were 192,407 persons signing on the Live Register in March 2019. This represents an annual decrease of 39,959 (-17.2%). See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,400 (-1.3%) males in March 2019, while females decreased by 1,000 (-1.1%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 23,451 (-17.7%) to 109,130 in the year to March 2019, while female claimants decreased by 16,508 (-16.5%) to 83,277. This compares with a decrease of 23,135 (-14.9%) to 132,581 for males, while female claimants decreased by 11,701 (-10.5%) to 99,785 in the year to March 2018. 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.