Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (314)

Willie O'Dea


314. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the rate of unemployment in Limerick city for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and the current rate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10199/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I am advised by CSO that unemployment rate data at this particular level of detail are not available. However, based on census results in 2011, an unemployment rate of 28.6% is recorded for Limerick City at administrative county level.

The Live Register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social Protection. Figures are published for each county and local social welfare office. 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 Jobseekers Benefit or Allowance. Matters in relation to the Live Register generally fall within the remit of my colleague, the Minister for Social Protection.

Question No. 315 answered with Question No. 303.