November 2019 Live Register
The seasonally adjusted Live Register figure in November 2019 was 186,400, down -2,300 monthly.
This is the lowest rate since Jan 2008 when it was 179,700.
There were 36,526 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in November 2019 which represents 20.6% of the total Live Register (was 41,759 in November 2018 or 21.3%)
Live Register Activation Programmes:
October 2019 was 47,614. October 2018 was 53,501
Persons on activation programmes are not counted as part of the monthly Live Register.
Figures available go back to Jan 2007. Lowest ever was 37,875 in August 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 9.5%
[186,400 (November 2019) + 47,614 (October 2019)/ 2,454,900 per Labour Force Survey Q3 2019]