Unemployment figures August 2019

Key Points as at the end of August 2019:

  • The number of registered unemployed increased by 1 compared with August 2018.
  • 97 persons signed onto and 94 persons left the register over the month.  The net movement was an increase of 3 persons on the register between August 2019 and July 2019.
  • The unemployment rate for August 2019 is 0.8%, remaining the same as the previous month July 2019. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered unemployed.
  • During the month, 778 job vacancies were notified to the Job Centre. At the end of the month, 530 remained. 48% (257) were full time positions and 52% (273) were part time.
  • ILO estimate: It is estimated that 782 individuals are unemployed and looking for work in August 2019, compared with 779 in July 2019.  This amounts to an unemployment rate of 1.8%. See Methodology section for further details.
Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (August 2019)2281093370.8%
-1 month (July 2019)2311033340.8%
-1 year (August 2018)2241123360.8%