Wednesday, July 30 11:06:02
The unemployment rate fell to 11.5pc in July after the seasonally adjusted Live Register saw 3,400 fewer people signing on in the month, latest CSO figures show.
That reduced the seasonally adjusted unemployment total to 382,800.
In unadjusted terms there were 404,515 people signing on the Live Register in July 2014.
This represents an annual decrease of 37,461 (-8.5pc).
The standardised unemployment rate (SUR) in July 2014 was 11.5pc, down from 11.6pc in June 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 2,600 males in July 2014, while females decreased by 700 over the same period.
The number of male claimants decreased by 28,986 (-10.7pc) to 241,317 in the year to July 2014, while female claimants decreased by 8,475 (-4.9pc) to 163,198. This compares with a decrease of 17,487 (-6.1pc) to 270,303 for males, while female claimants showed a decrease of 860 (-0.5pc) to 171,673 in the year to July 2013.
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