Number of people signing on fell in November

The number of people signing on fell in November.

File photo

The seasonally adjusted live register total decreased by 3,100 last month - a fall of 1.5%.

That now brings the number of people in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit and Allowance payments to 207,200.

The number of male claimants decreased by 23,123 (-17.3%) to 110,836 in the year to November 2018, while female claimants decreased by 13,825 (-13.9%) to 85,425

According to the CSO that represents the lowest seasonally adjusted figure recorded since May 2008.

- Digital Desk


More on this topic

Minister welcomes 'positive trend' as Live Register sees reduction in long term claimants

Live Register figures fall in August

More in this Section

Honda workers ‘devastated’ as UK car plant to shut putting 3,500 jobs at risk

Sterling little bruised as seven Labour MPs exit party

Providence sizing up west coast drilling campaigns

IHF Cork sees risk of too many hotel rooms


Lifestyle

Want to have a whale of a time? IWDG bringing Iceland expedition stories to libraries

Mature students should start on grant applications

Rosamund Pike’s battle to portray war reporter Marie Colvin

Other side of Gaza: Irish film-makers highlight ordinary lives in the besieged territory

More From The Irish Examiner