Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Questions (790)

Claire Kerrane

Question:

790. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of those aged 65 years of age in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance and jobseeker’s benefit at the end of each of the years 2012 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [16038/20]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of people aged 65 years of age in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance and jobseeker’s benefit at the end of each of the years 2012 to 2019 and to date in 2020 is detailed in the attached tabular statement.

The number of recipients of jobseeker’s allowance and jobseeker’s benefit aged 65 years of age at the end of each of the years 2012 to 2019 and at the end of June 2020.

Jobseeker’s Allowance

Jobseeker’s Benefit

Total

2012

1,097

571

1,668

2013

1,149

455

1,604

2014

2,196

2,332

4,528

2015

2,416

2,561

4,997

2016

2,540

2,647

5,187

2017

2,761

2,897

5,658

2018

2,741

2,744

5,485

2019

2,530

2,581

5,111

June 2020

2,209

2,290

4,499