Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (126)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

126. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach the extent to which the numbers on the live register have fluctuated on an annual basis over the past six years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24749/14]

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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. The table contains the annual average number of persons on the Live Register for each year from 2008 to 2013.

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.

Annual average number of persons on the Live Register, 2008-2013

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total

226,735

398,159

441,689

444,905

436,254

418,950

Source: CSO Live Register