Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (69)

Robert Troy

Question:

69. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach the female participation and employment rates here; and the corresponding EU average rates. [44212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly statistics on employment and unemployment and is the official source of labour market estimates in the State. The primary classification used for the LFS results is the ILO (International Labour Organization) labour force classification.

The most recent figures available from the LFS are for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019.

The labour force participation rate (ILO) is the number of persons aged 15 years or over in the labour force expressed as a percentage of the total population aged 15 years or over.

The employment rate (ILO) is the number of employed persons aged 15-64 years expressed as a percentage of the total population aged 15-64 years.

Table 1 shows the labour force participation rate of females aged 15 years or over for Ireland and the corresponding EU28 rate for Q2 2019.

Table 2 shows the employment rate (ILO) of females aged 15-64 years for Ireland and the corresponding EU28 rate for Q2 2019.

Table 1 Participation rates (ILO) of females aged 15 years and over - Q2 2019

Gender

Age Group

Ireland

EU 28

Females

15 years and over

56.0%

52.2%

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

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: q2=Apr-Jun

Table 2 Employment rates (ILO) of females aged 15-64 years - Q2 2019

Gender

Age Group

Ireland

EU 28

Females

15-64 years

63.7%

64.2%

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

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: q2=Apr-Jun.