Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (262)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

262. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of people currently on labour activation measures who are not included in the live register figures; and if she will confirm the number on labour activation measures when the Government came to office. [11995/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The total number of people on labour activation measures who are not included in the live register figures at the end of January was 85,028 which compares to a total of 70,768 when the Government came into office. A breakdown by scheme of the number of persons on activation measures in both January 2014 and February 2011 is detailed in the following tabular statement:

Scheme

Jan 2014

Feb 2011

Back to work allowance scheme – employee strand

9

715

Back to work enterprise allowance scheme - self employed strand

10,160

8,436

Short-term enterprise allowance

488

1,200

DSP part-time job incentive

296

161

Tús community work placement initiative

7,119

0

JobBridge

6,440

0

Community employment schemes (excluding supervisors)

22,512

21,867

FAS full time training for unemployed people

8,276

8,422

Back to education allowance (BTEA)

24,728

24,967

Vocational training opportunities scheme (VTOS)

Estimated at 5,000 annually

Note: Tús commenced in 2011, JobBridge started in July 2011.