Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (59)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

59. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach the number of persons on the live register at the close of business on 8 June 2018, by county and individual local office; and the number of persons on the register that are classified as seasonal and casual workers entitled to receive jobseeker's allowance and benefit. [25801/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.

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 Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).

The most recent Live Register figures available are for May 2018.

Table 1 shows the number of persons on Live Register by County and local DEASP office of registration for May 2018. This information is also available online on the CSO Statbank (Series code LRM07). See the following link to CSO website.

http://www.cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/39

Table 2 shows the number of casual and part-time workers on the Live Register classified by social welfare scheme for May 2018.

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.

Table 1 Number of persons on Live Register by County and local DEASP 1 office of registration, May 2018

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May 2018

Carlow County

3,670

Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown)

735

Carlow

2,244

Tullow

691

Cavan County

3,655

Ballyconnell

681

Cavan

2,974

Clare County

5,093

Ennis

2,721

Ennistymon

813

Kilrush

806

Tulla

753

Cork County

19,704

Bandon

663

Bantry

565

Bantry (SWLO)

192

Carrigaline

893

Clonakilty

724

Cobh

569

Cork City (Abbeycourt)

4,220

Cork City (Hanover)

4,223

Fermoy

1,112

Kinsale

562

Macroom

780

Mallow

1,251

Midleton

1,535

Newmarket

728

Skibbereen

754

Youghal

933

Donegal County

11,597

Ballybofey

1,646

Ballyshannon

1,013

Buncrana

2,060

Donegal

725

Dunfanaghy

784

Dungloe

1,160

Killybegs

674

Letterkenny

3,535

Dublin County

55,132

Balbriggan

2,534

Ballyfermot

2,007

Ballymun

2,377

Bishop Square

4,687

Blanchardstown

4,547

Clondalkin

4,117

Coolock

2,668

Cork Street

4,416

Dun Laoghaire

3,801

Finglas

3,876

Kilbarrack

2,682

Kings Inn Street

2,757

Navan Road

2,963

Nutgrove (Rathfarnham)

2,576

Swords

2,624

Tallaght

6,500

Galway County

11,652

Ballinasloe

1,271

Clifden

701

Galway City

5,826

Gort

840

Loughrea

1,270

Tuam

1,744

Kerry County

7,670

Caherciveen

314

Dingle

391

Kenmare

231

Killarney

1,007

Killorglin

558

Listowel

1,444

Tralee

3,725

Kildare County

9,427

Athy

1,640

Maynooth

3,102

Newbridge

4,685

Kilkenny County

3,558

Kilkenny

2,933

Thomastown

625

Laoighis County

4,591

Portarlington

1,627

Portlaoise

2,338

Rathdowney

626

Leitrim County

1,865

Carrick-On-Shannon

1,412

Manorhamilton

453

Limerick County

8,971

Kilmallock

1,023

Limerick City

6,732

Newcastle West

1,216

Longford County

2,845

Longford

2,845

Louth County

8,904

Ardee

961

Drogheda

3,738

Dundalk

4,205

Mayo County

7,481

Achill

261

Ballina

2,122

Ballinrobe

535

Belmullet

517

Castlebar

1,431

Claremorris

766

Swinford

931

Westport

918

Meath County

5,276

Kells

968

Navan

2,648

Trim

1,660

Monaghan County

2,985

Carrickmacross

734

Castleblayney

914

Monaghan

1,337

North Tipperary

4,302

Nenagh

1,666

Roscrea

822

Thurles

1,814

Offaly County

4,522

Birr

1,489

Edenderry

1,212

Tullamore

1,821

Roscommon County

2,377

Boyle

569

Castlerea

1,040

Roscommon

768

Sligo County

3,277

Sligo

2,770

Tubbercurry

507

South Tipperary

4,735

Cahir

643

Carrick-On-Suir

949

Cashel

629

Clonmel

1,536

Tipperary

978

Waterford County

7,760

Dungarvan

1,126

Waterford City

6,634

Westmeath County

5,701

Athlone

2,275

Castlepollard

645

Mullingar

2,781

Wexford County

10,210

Enniscorthy

2,655

Gorey

2,271

New Ross

1,796

Wexford

3,488

Wicklow County

6,371

Arklow

1,652

Baltinglass

746

Bray

2,698

Wicklow

1,275

State 2

223,502

Source: CSO Live Register.

1 Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

2 From January 2018, registrations which have yet not being assigned to a DEASP local office of registration are included in the Live Register totals and therefore the sum of the counties and DEASP local offices of registration may not add to the Live Register totals in this series.

Table 2 Number of casual and part-time workers on the Live Register classified by social welfare scheme, May 2018

May 2018

Total number of casual and part-time workers on the Live Register

46,917

of which:

Jobseekers Allowance

35,998

Jobseekers Benefit

10,919

Source: CSO Live Register.