Live register numbers fall below 400,000 for first time in 4 years

UPDATE: The numbers on the live register have fallen below 400,000 for the first time in more than four years, according to a report.

31st October, 2013
There has been a drop of more than 10,000 people seeking jobseeker’s allowance, according to a report.

The numbers on the live register have fallen below 400,000 for the first time in more than four years, according to a report.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office showed a drop of more 23,660 people on the live register, a fall of 5.6 per cent. In unadjusted terms there were 396,512 people signing on the Live Register in October 2013.

This is the first month since May 2009 that the unadjusted live register total has been below 400,000, said the CSO.

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