Unemployment figures May 2019

Key Points as at the end of May 2019:

  • The number of registered unemployed decreased by 25 compared with May 2018.
  • 86 persons signed onto and 95 persons left the register over the month.  The net movement was a decrease of 9 persons on the register between May 2019 and April 2019.
  • The unemployment rate for May is 0.7% remaining the same as the previous month April 2019.  The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered unemployed.
  • During the month, 881 job vacancies were notified to the Job Centre.  At the end of the month, 575 remained 62% (356) were full time positions and 38% (219) were part time.
  • ILO estimate: It is estimated that 750 individuals are unemployed and looking for work in May 2019, compared with 759 in April 2019.  This amounts to an unemployment rate of 1.8%. See Methodology section for further details.


Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (May 2019)218873050.7%
-1 month (April 2019)227873140.7%
-1 year (May 2019)238923300.8%