Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ceisteanna (146)

Joe Carey

Ceist:

146. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Taoiseach the current rate of unemployment in County Clare; the rate of unemployment in County Clare over the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10165/15]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment in the State. The most recent figures available are for Q4 2014. Estimates of unemployment are produced by NUTS 3 Regions. The NUTS 3 Mid-West region includes Counties Clare, North Tipperary, Limerick and Limerick City. Due to methodology and sample size it is not possible to produce reliable Clare County estimates from the QNHS.

A table shows the unemployment rate of persons aged 15 years and over classified by NUTS3 Mid-West region in Q4 of each year from 2005 to 2014.

Unemployment rate of persons aged 15 years and over classified by NUTS3 Mid-West region, Q4 2005-Q4 2014

%

Q4 05

Q4 06

Q4 07

Q4 08

Q4 09

Q4 10

Q4 11

Q4 12

Q4 13

Q4 14

Unemployment rate

3.8

4.9

5.2

8.7

14.5

17.1

15.9

15.4

10.7

10.2

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office.