Number of people signing on below 300,000

Number of people signing on below 300,000

Live Register figure is the lowest since 2008

Official figures show that the number of people signing on fell below the 300,000 mark last month for the first time since December 2008.

The Central Statistics Office said the seasonally adjusted Live Register figure for August fell by 1,800 from July to 299,200.

The CSO said the number of men on the Live Register fell by 2,000 during August, though the number of women signing on rose by 200.

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