Tuesday, 17 July 2012

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Niall Collins

Question:

64 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach if he will provide details of the unemployment figures at the end of June 2012 in the Department of Social Protection office, Tallaght, Dublin 24; and if he will also provide a comparison with the same month in 2010 and 2011. [34761/12]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Live Register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social Protection. Figures are published for each county and local social welfare office.

The most recent Live Register figures available are for June 2012. The table below contains the numbers signing on in the Tallaght local office on the last Friday of June 2010, June 2011 and June 2012.

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 Jobseeker's Benefit or Allowance.

Persons on the Live Register in Tallaght local office by sex and age, June 2010, June 2011 and June 2012

June 2010

June 2011

June 2012

Annual change June 2011

Annual change June 2012

% change June 2011

% change June 2012

Males

Under 25 years

1,666

1,591

1,455

- 75

- 136

- 4.5

- 8.5

25 years & over

5,754

5,956

6,656

+ 202

+ 700

+ 3.5

+ 11.8

Total males

7,420

7,547

8,111

+ 127

+ 564

+ 1.7

+ 7.5

Females

Under 25 years

945

855

905

- 90

+ 50

- 9.5

+ 5.8

25 years & over

2,297

2,366

2,842

+ 69

+ 476

+ 3.0

+ 20.1

Total females

3,242

3,221

3,747

- 21

+ 526

- 0.6

+ 16.3

All persons

Under 25 years

2,611

2,446

2,360

- 165

- 86

- 6.3

- 3.5

25 years & over

8,051

8,322

9,498

+ 271

+1,176

+ 3.4

+ 14.1

Total persons

10,662

10,768

11,858

+ 106

+1,090

+ 1.0

+ 10.1