Thursday, 30 May 2019

Questions (158)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

158. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of long-term jobseeker's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23131/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The total number of persons in receipt of a jobseeker's allowance payment at the end of April was 144,026; of these, 93,626 recipients had been in receipt of this allowance for a period exceeding one year.