|Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed||Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)|
|Change in month||- 3,400||- 0.2|
|Change in year||- 6,200||- 0.4|
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2019 was 5.4%, down from 5.6% in February 2019 and down from 5.8% in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 131,300 in March 2019, down from 134,700 when compared to the February 2019 figure and a decrease of 6,200 when compared to March 2018.
Summary points for March
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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