Monday 23 September 2019

Live Register numbers hit 10 year low

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The number of people on the Live Register decreased 0.8pc in October to 210,700.

This is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since May 2008.

The number of males on the Live Register decreased by 1,000 last month, while the number of females decreased by 700 over the same period.

In the year to October the number of male claimants decreased by 23,571 (-17.3pc) to 112,397.

Meanwhile female claimants decreased by 13,674 (-13.6pc) to 86,850 in the ten months.

The number of long-term claimants on the Live Register in October 2018 was 82,998.

The number of male long-term claimants decreased by 12,206 (-19.9pc) in the year to October 2018, while females decreased by 6,386 (-15.9pc), giving an overall annual decrease of 18,592 (-18.3pc) in the number of long term claimants. 

Last month just over 58pc of all claimants on the Live Register were short-term claimants.

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