Live Register Decreases By 2,300 In July

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease

of 2,300 in July 2012, bringing the total to 437,300, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The standardised unemployment rate (SUR) in July 2012 was 14.8%, unchanged from the latest June 2012 rate. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) was 14.8% in the first quarter of 2012.

In unadjusted terms there were 460,323 people signing on the Live Register in July 2012. This represents an annual decrease of 9,961 (-2.1%). The trend in the overall Live Register continues to be one of movement within a small range.


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