Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (108)

Seán Crowe

Question:

222 Mr. Crowe asked the Taoiseach the number of people who were signing for unemployment assistance at the Tallaght social welfare office for each of the past 12 months. [1499/04]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The live register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming unemployment assistance, unemployment benefit and other claimants registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs. Figures are published for each county and each local social welfare office. The most recent information available is for December 2003. It should be noted that the live register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers and seasonal and casual workers entitled to unemployment assistance or benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the quarterly national household survey.

The number of persons registered for unemployment assistance over the last 12 months, as requested by the Deputy are set out in the following table:

Persons signing on the live register at Tallaght local office

Month

Year

Unemployment Benefit

Unemployment Assistance

Others

Total

December

2003

1,715

1,571

115

3,401

November

2003

1,612

1,528

104

3,244

October

2003

1,681

1,503

112

3,296

September

2003

1,869

1,559

106

3,534

August

2003

2,082

1,609

124

3,815

July

2003

2,110

1,584

110

3,804

June

2003

1,933

1,575

91

3,599

May

2003

1,754

1,443

78

3,275

April

2003

1,845

1,457

84

3,386

March

2003

1,798

1,457

77

3,332

February

2003

1,852

1,459

84

3,395

January

2003

1,809

1,465

73

3,347