Wednesday, September 04 11:19:08
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,400 in August 2013, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 415,300, latest CSO figures show.
In unadjusted terms there were 435,280 people signing on the Live Register in August 2013. This represents an annual decrease of 20,976 (-4.6pc).
The standardised unemployment rate (SUR) in August 2013 was 13.4pc, down from 13.5pc in July 2013. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) was 13.7pc in the second quarter of 2013.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 3,000 males in August 2013, while females decreased by 500 over the same period.
The number of male claimants decreased by 20,182 (-7.0pc) to 266,443 over the year while female claimants showed little change decreasing by 794 (-0.5pc) to 168,837. This compares with a decrease of 10,228 (-3.4pc) to 286,625 for males and a decrease of 3,229 (-1.9pc) to 169,631 for females in the year to August 2012.