|Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed||Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)|
|Change in month||- 3,100||- 0.2|
|Change in year||- 33,200||- 1.5|
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 was 4.4%, down from 4.6% in April 2019 and down from 5.9% in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 108,200 in May 2019, down from 111,300 when compared to the April 2019 figure and a decrease of 33,200 when compared to May 2018.
Summary points for May
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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