Tuesday 25 September 2018

Live Register at lowest level since September 2008

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The number of persons on the Live Register decreased by 1pc in October to 246,900 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest information from the Central Statistics Office.

The number of persons on the Live Register is now at the lowest level since September 2008.

In unadjusted terms there were 236,492 persons signing on the Live Register in October 2017. This represents an annual decrease of 40,317 or 14.6pc.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,400 or 1pc males in October 2017, while females decreased by 1,000 or 0.9pc over the same period.

In the year to-date the number of male claimants decreased by 25,339 or 15.7pc to 135,968 in the year to October 2017, while female claimants decreased by 14,978 or 13pc to 100,524.

The number of long-term claimants on the Live Register in October 2017 was 101,590.

The number of male long-term claimants decreased by 15,681 or 20.4pc in the year to October 2017, while females decreased by 7,545 or 15.8pc, giving an overall annual decrease of 23,226 or 18.6pc in the number of long-term claimants.

There were 51,290 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in October 2017, which represents 21.7pc of the total Live Register.

In the year to October 2017 the number of casual and part-time workers decreased by 8,098 or 13.6pc.

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