Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (81)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

81. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Taoiseach the number and percentage of persons in employment compared to 2011 and 2016 in counties Longford and Westmeath. [35136/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly statistics on employment and unemployment and is the official source of labour market estimates in the State. The primary classification used for the LFS results is the ILO (International Labour Office) labour force classification.

The definition of “In Employment” is persons who worked in the week before the survey for one hour or more for payment or profit, including work on the family farm or business and all persons who had a job but were not at work because of illness, holidays etc. in the week.

The employment rate (ILO) is the number of employed persons aged 15-64 expressed as a percentage of the total population aged 15 to 64.

The most recent figures available from the LFS are for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019.

The quarterly LFS labour market estimates are produced by NUTS3 Regions (NUTS3 is regional classification) Due to the methodology and sample size of the survey it is not possible to produce reliable county estimates from the LFS.

The NUTS 3 Midland region includes counties Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.

Table 1 shows the population, persons in employment and employment rate classified by NUTS 3 Midland region in Q2 2011, Q2 2016 and Q2 2019.

Table 1 Population, persons in employment (ILO) and employment rate classified by NUTS3 Midland region Q2 2011, Q2 2016 and Q2 2019

Q2

2011

Q2

2016

Q2

2019

Population:

Persons aged 15-64 years ('000)

185.8

188.2

195.1

In Employment:

Persons 15 years and over ('000)

101.9

111.7

127.5

of which:

Persons aged 15 to 64 years ('000)

99.6

108.7

122.8

Employment rate %:

Persons aged 15-64

53.6

57.7

62.9

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

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.

Reference period:Q2 Apr-Jun.