Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2791)

John Brady

Question:

2791. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of participants engaged in schemes (details supplied) in tabular form. [33673/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department provides a range of activation supports catering for long-term unemployed jobseekers and those most distant from the labour market to secure and sustain full-time paid employment. These supports include Tús, Community Employment, Rural Social Scheme, Local Employment Services and the JobPath service. The following table shows the number of participants currently engaged in these schemes and services.

I hope this information is of assistance to the Deputy.

Scheme

Number of participants as of the end of June 2019

Tús

6,041

Community Employment

21,367

Rural Social Scheme

3,193

Local Employment Services

19,455

JobPath

72,987*

* This includes any clients who are in employment & off the Live Register but who are still engaged with the employment support phase of JobPath.