Written Answers. - Unemployment Levels.

Noel Treacy

Question:

110 Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of people unemployed at all employment exchanges in County Galway, on 1 January 1994, 1 January 1995, 1 January 1996, 1 January 1997 and 1 February 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3945/97]

The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table. The data for end January 1997 has not yet been released by the Central Statistics Office.

Galway

Office

Live Register

31 December 1993

30 December 1994

29 December 1995

27 December 1996

Ballinasloe

1,593

1,366

1,533

1,454

Clifden

1,304

1,352

1,330

1,260

Galway

8,730

8,423

9,001

8,144

Gort

750

720

741

737

Loughrea

1,053

964

1,053

961

Oughterard

353

335

348

342

Tuam

2,238

1,890

1,884

1,696

Total

16,021

15,050

15,890

14,594

Source: Central Statistics Office live register monthly area analysis — 31 December 1993, 30 December 1994, 29 December 1995 and 27 December 1996.