Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (204)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

204. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons between 18 to 25 years of age in receipt of jobseeker's benefit and allowance and signing for credits that are in the low, medium and high prediction of exit date categories; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25879/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I am informed that at the end of May there were a total of 25,069 persons aged 18 to 25 years of age in receipt of jobseeker's benefit and allowance and signing for credits. A breakdown of this number by scheme and probability of exit (PEX) category is detailed in the following tabular statement.

Number of persons aged 18 to 25 years of age in receipt of jobseeker's benefit and allowance and signing for credits at the end of May 2018

PEX Category

Jobseekers Allowance

Jobseekers Benefit

Jobseekers Credits

Grand Total

Low

4,937

24

1

4,962

Medium

14,935

860

75

15,870

High

780

902

19

1,701

No Category

2,068

408

60

2,536

Grand Totals

22,720

2,194

155

25,069