March 2019 Live Register
The seasonally adjusted Live Register figure in March 2019 was 194,800, up -2,300 monthly.
This is the lowest rate since Feb 2008 when it was 187,200.
There were 40,759 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in March 2019 which represents 21.2% of the total Live Register (was 49,466 in March 2018 or 21.3%)
Live Register Activation Programmes:
February 2019 was 51,638. February 2018 was 57,884
Persons on activation programmes are not counted as part of the monthly Live Register.
Figures available go back to Jan 2007. Lowest ever was 44,174 in Aug 2009; 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 10.2%
[194,800 (March 2019) + 51,638 (February 2019)/ 2,410,100 per Labour Force Survey Q4 2018]