Written Answers. - Live Register.

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

149 Mr. O'Shea asked the Taoiseach the unemployment figures for Dungarvan for each of the years 1996 to 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27511/01]

The CSO's live register area analysis shows the number of claimants at each Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs local office. The most recent information available is for October 2001. It should be noted that the live register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers, seasonal and casual workers entitled to unemployment assistance or benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the quarterly national household survey. The live register figures for Dungarvan local office from 1996 to October 2001 are set out in the following table:

Number of persons on the Live Register in Dungarvan Local Office, 1996 to October 2001

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

1996

1,192

1,168

1,086

1,098

1,103

1,144

1,152

1,167

1,138

1,131

1,092

1997

1,110

1,075

1,066

1,033

1,020

1,064

1,062

1,052

1,011

1,060

1,080

1998

1,119

1,104

992

1,037

987

1,031

1,069

1,056

990

1,013

991

1999

989

979

974

972

943

993

980

981

913

927

921

2000

897

852

826

875

840

873

890

865

836

808

806

2001

885

842

830

833

843

858

891

922

861

878