Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2714)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

2714. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 48 of 14 May 2015, the number of childcare workers who signed on for jobseeker's payments each year for the past four years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32697/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The numbers of persons who declared their employment category as childcare and related occupations who signed on to the live register for jobseeker's payments or for credits during June, July and August 2015-2018 - but were not on the live register in the previous month - are detailed in the following tabular statements.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Live register claims registered between June and August 2015

-

June

July

August

Total

Jobseeker's Allowance

757

549

274

1580

Jobseeker's Benefit

286

838

150

1274

Credits only

40

107

23

170

Total

1083

1494

447

3024

Live register claims registered between June and August 2016

-

June

July

August

Total

Jobseeker's Allowance

478

362

219

1059

Jobseeker's Benefit

550

502

151

1203

Credits only

56

64

20

140

Total

1084

928

390

2402

Live register claims registered between June and August 2017

-

June

July

August

Total

Jobseeker's Allowance

391

402

253

1046

Jobseeker's Benefit

373

638

153

1164

Credits only

34

67

20

121

Total

798

1107

426

2331

Live register claims registered between June and August 2018

June

July

August

Total

Jobseeker's Allowance

311

328

206

845

Jobseeker's Benefit

345

639

138

1122

Credits only

37

79

21

137

Total

693

1046

365

2104