August 2019 Live Register
The seasonally adjusted Live Register figure in August 2019 was 188,500, up -1,500 monthly.
This is the lowest rate since Feb 2008 when it was 187,200.
There were 36,779 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in August 2019 which represents 18.5% of the total Live Register (was 43,594 in August 2018 or 19.4%)
Live Register Activation Programmes:
July 2019 was 38,776. July 2018 was 43,774
Persons on activation programmes are not counted as part of the monthly Live Register.
Figures available go back to Jan 2007. Lowest ever was 38,776 in July 2019; highest was 89,704 in Mar 2015.
Broad Jobless Rate:
If we add the total Live Register rate + Live Register Activation Programmes, the broad jobless rate stands at 9.3%
[188,500 (August 2019) + 36,779 (July 2019)/ 2,430,800 per Labour Force Survey Q2 2019]