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Live Register hits to 9-year low as labour market improves

CSO numbers suggest number of claimants is at lowest level since October 2008

The number of people signing on the Live Register has fallen again, with an additional 2,200 coming of the register in May.

As a result, the total number of claimants fell to an unadjusted total to 262,702, which corresponds to an annual decrease of 44,120 or 14.4 per cent.