|Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed||Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)|
|Change in month||- 600||0.0|
|Change in year||- 13,400||- 0.7|
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2019 was 5.3%, unchanged from December 2018 and down from 6.0% in January 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 127,300 in January 2019, down from 127,900 when compared to the December 2018 figure and a decrease of 13,400 when compared to January 2018.
Summary points for January
Data in this release are subject to revision, caused by updates to the seasonally adjusted series whenever new monthly data are added. In addition, it should be noted that larger revisions can occur when the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) data are included in the calculation process. Revised figures will be produced upon the publication of each new set of benchmark figures from the LFS and these revisions will be included in the LFS release.
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