Tuesday, 7 July 2009

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

138 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of jobs created or lost here on a monthly basis for each of the past 12 months to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28007/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

Employment and Unemployment is measured by the Quarterly National Household Survey or QNHS and published by the Central Statistics Office. Employment in the last 12 months has decreased by 158,500 while unemployment has increased by 96,100 in the 12 month period (Quarter 2 2008 to Quarter 1 2009).

QNHS Quarter

Unemployment

Change in Quarter Unemployment

Employment

Change in Quarter Employment

Apr-Jun 08

126,700

+17,300

2,112,800

-11,300

Jul-Sep 08

159,400

+32,700

2,107,100

-5,700

Oct-Dec 08

169,700

+10,300

2,054,600

-52,500

Jan-Mar 09

222,800

+53,100

1,965,600

-89,000

Total

+113,400

-158,500

There is no exact measure of the number of jobs lost over the last 12 months. However, my Department records the number of redundancies notified to them on a monthly basis. The following table sets out the number of redundancy notifications received for the last 12 months.

Redundancies for last 12 months

Date

Total

Jul-08

3,852

Aug-08

3,147

Sep-08

3,971

Oct-08

4,623

Nov-08

5,361

Dec-08

3,350

Jan-09

6,640

Feb-09

6,279

Mar-09

7,759

Apr-09

7,201

May-09

8,032

Jun-09

6,813

Question No. 139 answered with Question No. 109.