Live register numbers fall by 3,500

Live register numbers fall by 3,500

The number of people on the live register fell by 3,500 last month.

The live register includes casual and part-time workers, which make up 20% of the total number.

40,000 fewer people were signing on in June when compared with the same time last year. The total number now signing on is 305,600.

There has been a 13.6% decrease in the number of long term claimants over the past year to 143,832, according to CSO figures.

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