Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (73)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

73. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons registered as being in receipt of short-term jobseekers’ allowance and long-term jobseeker’s allowance payments, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50367/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

At the end of October there were 135,240 persons in receipt of a jobseeker's allowance payment from my Department, of this number 47,615 were in receipt of the payment on a short-term basis i.e. less than 1 year and the remaining 87,625 were long-term recipients i.e. greater than 1 year.

Question No. 74 answered with Question No. 41.