Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna (426, 427)

John Brady

Ceist:

426. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of a jobseeker's payment that are under 26 years of age. [28645/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

427. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of a jobseeker's payment that are under 26 years of age, by county. [28646/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 426 and 427 together.

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

The number of recipients* of a jobseeker's payment that are under 26 years of age by scheme and county at the 30th of June 2016

County

Jobseeker's Allowance

Jobseeker's Benefit

Carlow

476

33

Cavan

402

30

Clare

434

51

Cork

1,230

178

Donegal

1,073

102

Dublin

4,344

741

Galway

793

125

Kerry

551

77

Kildare

696

94

Kilkenny

295

38

Laois

434

43

Leitrim

153

27

Limerick

915

76

Longford

352

32

Louth

890

90

Mayo

522

48

Meath

451

60

Monaghan

237

37

Offaly

496

47

Roscommon

216

20

Sligo

267

20

Tipperary

946

83

Waterford

784

80

Westmeath

529

76

Wexford

943

111

Wicklow

487

60

Total

18,916

2,379

* Recipients are persons who have been awarded a jobseeker's payment and is currently in receipt of a weekly payment and does not reflect the number of persons on the live register.