July Unemployment Figures

CSO

On 31st July, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Monthly Unemployment (MU) figures for July 2018. The Monthly Unemployment figures are based on the latest Labour Force Survey and changes in the subsequent Live Register figures. The figure for July 2018 is: 120,500 were unemployed, a decrease of 38,200 people on July 2017. The monthly unemployment rate for July is 5.1% which is unchanged from June 2018.

On 2nd August, the CSO published the Live Register figures for July 2018.  There were 234,455 people on the Register, a decrease of 39,940 on July 2017. Seasonally adjusted there were 217,700 people on the Live Register in July which is the lowest numbers recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since June 2008. In July, there were 93,522 people on the register for more than a year - 20,406 fewer people than the same month last year. There were 49,000 people participating in Activation Programmes in June 2018.

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