Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (50)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

50. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Taoiseach the number of persons on the Live Register in each of the past five years by age group and county (details supplied); the number of social welfare offices in Galway city and county; and the unemployment rates for each social welfare office in Galway city and county. [19064/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Live Register series provides a monthly breakdown of the number of persons claiming Jobseeker's Benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance and Other Registrants as registered with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The most recent Live Register figures available are for April 2019.

Table 1 below shows the annual average number of persons on the Live Register classified by county for the years 2014 to 2018.

Table 2 below shows the number of persons on the Live Register by county for the months January to April 2019.

Table 3 below shows the annual average number of persons on the Live Register classified by age group for the years 2014 to 2018.

Table 4 below shows the number of persons on the Live Register classified by age group for the months January to April 2019.

Table 5 below shows the number of persons on the Live Register in County Galway Social Welfare Offices, April 2019.

The Live Register is not designed to measure unemployment. It includes part-time workers, seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseeker's Benefit or Allowance.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (ILO) in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from Q3 2017.

LFS estimates of unemployment are produced by NUTS 3 regions and the most recent figures available are for Q4 2018.

The NUTS-3 West region includes Galway City, County Galway, County Mayo and County Roscommon. Due to methodology and sample size it is not possible to produce reliable county estimates from the LFS.

The unemployment rate for the NUTS 3 West region was 5.8% in Q4 2018.

Table 1 Annual average number of persons on the Live Register classified by county, 2014 to 2018

County

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018 1

Carlow

6,317

5,758

5,093

4,224

3,686

Cavan

6,420

5,722

5,106

4,268

3,629

Clare

8,640

7,831

6,906

6,057

5,226

Cork

36,425

32,218

27,676

23,298

19,342

Donegal

19,088

17,296

15,306

13,166

11,403

Dublin

92,955

82,562

73,278

63,216

53,651

Galway

19,543

17,199

15,239

13,395

11,622

Kerry

13,659

12,462

10,891

9,285

7,979

Kildare

16,635

15,109

12,937

10,832

9,172

Kilkenny

6,560

5,829

5,022

4,185

3,518

Laoighis

8,331

7,344

6,477

5,499

4,512

Leitrim

3,019

2,792

2,500

2,190

1,873

Limerick

16,707

14,456

12,686

10,601

8,917

Longford

4,656

4,254

3,779

3,215

2,764

Louth

15,306

13,864

12,097

10,172

8,631

Mayo

11,547

10,577

9,358

8,306

7,378

Meath

9,407

8,267

7,191

5,964

5,158

Monaghan

5,860

4,926

4,192

3,510

2,932

North Tipperary

6,720

6,140

5,612

4,872

4,203

Offaly

8,406

7,596

6,750

5,504

4,475

Roscommon

3,716

3,338

3,029

2,671

2,372

Sligo

4,903

4,492

4,125

3,622

3,182

South Tipperary

8,315

7,608

6,790

5,684

4,675

Waterford

12,503

11,246

10,111

8,715

7,765

Westmeath

9,565

8,758

7,994

6,866

5,652

Wexford

16,890

15,369

13,540

11,650

9,972

Wicklow

11,370

10,258

8,978

7,614

6,230

State

383,461

343,269

302,661

258,580

220,065

Source: CSO Live Register

1 From January 2018, registrations which have yet not being assigned to a DEASP local office of registration are included in the Live Register Totals. These registrations are not included in individual county totals in this table.

Table 2 Number of persons on the Live Register classified by county 1 , January - April 2019

County

January

February

March

April

Carlow

3,409

3,335

3,277

3,367

Cavan

3,242

3,271

3,220

3,172

Clare

5,045

4,876

4,646

4,657

Cork

16,536

16,198

15,598

16,029

Donegal

10,519

10,343

10,163

10,102

Dublin

48,159

47,926

47,276

47,122

Galway

10,667

10,607

10,309

10,244

Kerry

8,399

8,113

7,586

7,128

Kildare

8,095

7,958

7,842

7,970

Kilkenny

3,161

3,126

3,068

3,083

Laoighis

4,055

3,986

3,931

3,894

Leitrim

1,804

1,742

1,692

1,737

Limerick

7,783

7,601

7,498

7,442

Longford

2,514

2,510

2,495

2,514

Louth

7,941

7,865

7,758

7,941

Mayo

6,975

6,813

6,676

6,692

Meath

4,581

4,551

4,562

4,665

Monaghan

2,582

2,553

2,472

2,549

North Tipperary

3,749

3,731

3,644

3,656

Offaly

4,000

3,926

3,809

3,885

Roscommon

2,204

2,182

2,112

2,122

Sligo

2,848

2,821

2,730

2,742

South Tipperary

4,119

4,013

3,902

4,036

Waterford

7,125

7,029

6,805

6,899

Westmeath

4,964

4,954

4,809

4,899

Wexford

9,260

9,057

8,881

8,773

Wicklow

5,633

5,594

5,480

5,533

State

199,627

196,934

192,407

193,118

Source: CSO Live Register

1 From January 2018, registrations which have yet not being assigned to a DEASP local office of registration are included in the Live Register Totals. These registrations are not included in individual county totals in this table

Table 3 Annual average number of persons on the Live Register classified by age group, 2014 to 2018

Age Group

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Under 25 years

56,906

45,933

36,606

29,490

23,816

25 - 34 years

107,373

92,005

77,961

63,768

51,983

35 - 44 years

87,310

79,283

70,351

59,734

50,546

45 - 54 years

70,330

65,514

59,745

52,176

45,111

55 - 59 years

31,444

29,386

27,028

24,096

21,417

60 - 64 years

30,098

31,147

30,912

29,316

27,192

All persons

383,461

343,269

302,603

258,580

220,065

Source: CSO Live Register

Table 4 Number of persons on the Live Register classified by age group, January - April 2019

Age group

January

February

March

April

Under 25 years

20,877

20,868

20,450

19,949

25 - 34 years

46,175

45,096

44,037

43,770

35 - 44 years

45,831

45,172

44,161

44,067

45 - 54 years

41,109

40,620

39,609

40,240

55 - 59 years

19,806

19,548

18,978

19,454

60 - 64 years

25,829

25,630

25,172

25,638

All persons

199,627

196,934

192,407

193,118

Source: CSO Live Register

Table 5 Number of persons on the Live Register in County Galway Social Welfare Offices, April 2019

April 2019

Ballinasloe

1,152

Clifden

659

Galway City

5,021

Gort

722

Loughrea

1,096

Tuam

1,594

County Galway

10,244

Source: CSO Live Register