Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Ceisteanna (125)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

125. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach if he will provide a breakdown of the numbers of long-term unemployed by gender; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24747/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment in the State.

The table shows the number of persons aged 15 years and over classified by gender and duration of unemployment (ILO) and the long-term unemployment rate in each quarter from Quarter 1 2013 to Quarter 1 2014.

Long-term unemployment is defined as the number of persons unemployed for 1 year and over.

Persons aged 15 years and over classified by gender and duration of unemployment (ILO)

'000

-

Q1 13

Q2 13

Q3 13

Q4 13

Q1 14

Males

-

-

-

-

-

Less than 1 year

59.0

63.9

60.0

48.6

53.3

1 year and over

126.2

123.3

115.9

108.7

107.6

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

Total

186.9

189.6

179.0

158.9

163.5

Females

-

-

-

-

-

Less than 1 year

49.8

57.9

53.6

46.6

45

1 year and over

54.4

51.8

49.2

46.8

48.5

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

Total

105.1

111.2

103.8

94.3

94.6

All Persons

-

-

-

-

-

Less than 1 year

108.8

121.8

113.7

95.2

98.3

1 year and over

180.5

175*.0

165.1

155.5

156.2

Not stated

*

[3.9]

[4.1]

[3.6]

Total

292.0

300.7

282.9

253.2

258.1

Long-term unemployment rate %

-

-

-

-

-

Males

10.7

10.3

9.6

9.1

9.1

Females

5.7

5.3

5.0

4.8

5.1

All Persons

8.4

8.1

7.6

7.2

7.3

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.

* Estimates are too small to be considered reliable.

Parentheses [ ] indicate where estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution.

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office.