On a seasonally adjusted basis the number of people entitled to unemployment benefits (Live Register) recorded a monthly decrease of 4,100 (-1.1 percent) in November 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 367,100.
In unadjusted terms there were 352,647 people signing on the Live Register in November 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 38,860 (-9.9 percent).
The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in November 2014 was 166,472. The number of male long term claimants decreased by 13,935 (-11.3 percent) in the year to November 2014, while females increased by 649 (+1.2 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 13,286 (-7.4 percent) in the number of long term claimants.
In November 2014, 52.8 percent (186,175) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants. The comparable figure for November 2013 was 54.1 percent (211,749). The annual fall of 25,574 (-12.1 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 14,877 (-12.4 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,697 (-11.7 percent) in female short term claimants.
There were 72,277 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in November 2014, which represents 20.5 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.8 percent one year earlier when there were 81,489 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register. In the year to November 2014 the number of casual and part-time workers decreased by 9,212 (-11.3 percent), with the number of males decreasing by 5,197 (-11.8 percent and the number of females decreasing by 4,015 (-10.7 percent).