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Live Register falls by 4,400 in June

Wednesday, July 02 11:14:54

There were 4,400 fewer people signing on the Live Register in June compared to May with the unemployment rate falling to 11.6pc, latest CSO figures showed today.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 4,400 in June 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 386,200.

In unadjusted terms there were 398,813 people signing on the Live Register in June 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 36,544 (-8.4pc).

The standardised unemployment rate (SUR) in June 2014 was 11.6pc, down from 11.7pc in May 2014. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) was 12.0pc in the first quarter of 2014. On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 3,100 males in June 2014, while females decreased by 1,300 over the same period.

The number of male claimants decreased by 28,240 (-10.4pc) to 242,697 in the year to June 2014, while female claimants decreased by 8,304 (-5.1pc) to 156,116. This compares with a decrease of 15,774 (-5.5pc) to 270,937 for males, while female claimants showed a decrease of 843 (-0.5pc) to 164,420 in the year to June 2013.