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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Live Register

June 2018

 Live Register TotalSeasonally Adjusted
June 2017268,726259,300
May 2018223,502224,100
June 2018228,065219,300
   
Change in month-- 4,800
Change in year- 40,661-

Seasonally adjusted Live Register total decreases by 4,800 in June

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On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 4,800 (-2.1%) in June 2018, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 219,300. The number of persons on the Live Register in June 2018 is also the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since June 2008. See table 2(a).

In unadjusted terms there were 228,065 persons signing on the Live Register in June 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 40,661 (-15.1%). See table 1(a).

Other features include:

  • On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 3,100 (-2.5%) males in June 2018, while females decreased by 1,700 (-1.7%) over the same period. See table 2(a).
  • The number of male claimants decreased by 25,684 (-16.8%) to 126,981 in the year to June 2018, while female claimants decreased by 14,977 (-12.9%) to 101,084. This compares with a decrease of 29,315 (-16.1%) to 152,665 for males, while female claimants decreased by 17,613 (-13.2%) to 116,061 in the year to June 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.