Live register falls to it's lowest level since 2008
The number of people on the Live Register fell to its lowest level since 2008 in July, according to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,000 (-1.2%) in July 2017, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 256,800. The number of persons on the Live Register in July 2017 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since October 2008.
In unadjusted terms there were 274,385 persons signing on the Live Register in July 2017. This represents an annual decrease of 44,610 (-14.0%).
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,900 (-1.3%) males in July 2017, while females decreased by 1,100 (-1.0%) over the same period.
The number of male claimants decreased by 28,901 (-16.0%) to 151,513 in the year to July 2017, while female claimants decreased by 15,709 (-11.3%) to 122,872.
The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in July 2017 was 113,928. The number of male long term claimants decreased by 19,222 (-21.8%) in the year to July 2017, while females decreased by 8,752 (-16.2%), giving an overall annual decrease of 27,974 (-19.7%) in the number of long term claimants.
See the CSO website for more detail.