Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (80)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

80. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Taoiseach the additional jobs added in the 12 months to Q3 2018 in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal, from the latest labour force survey. [50488/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of employment in the State. The most recent figures available are for Q3 2018.

Due to methodology and sample size it is not possible to produce reliable Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal County estimates from the LFS.

Estimates of employment however, are produced by NUTS 3 Regions.

The NUTS 3 Border region includes counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo.

The NUTS 3 West region includes counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Table 1 below shows the number of persons aged 15 years and over in employment classified by NUTS 3 Border region in Q3 2017 and Q3 2018 and the annual change.

Table 2 below shows the number of persons aged 15 years and over in employment classified by NUTS 3 West region in Q3 2017 and Q3 2018 and the annual change.

As tables 1 and 2 shows the overall stock of persons employed at given points in time, the annual change which is calculated using these stock figures measures the net increase or decrease in the number of jobs year-on-year. The number of new jobs created will, in general, be larger than this but they are offset in part by the number of jobs lost year-on-year. The LFS does not record whether a job is newly created.

Table 1 Number of employed persons (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by NUTS3 Border region, Q3 2017 and Q3 2018 - Annual change in '000

Q3 17

Q3 18

Annual Change

In employment

180.4

178.3

-2.2

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: Q3 July-September

Table 2 Number of employed persons (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by NUTS3 West region, Q3 2017 and Q3 2018 - Annual change in '000

Q3 17

Q3 18

Annual Change

In employment

203.6

208.7

5.1

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: Q3 July-September