Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (36)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

36. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of childcare workers that claim unemployment benefit or assistance throughout the months of June, July and August; the breakdown of these figures for the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38873/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The total number of persons who declared their employment category as childcare and related occupations who have claimed jobseeker's payments in June, July and August 2016-2019 are detailed in the following tabular statements.

Claims between June and August 2016

June

July

August

Jobseeker's Allowance

3,590

3,780

3,759

Jobseeker's Benefit

810

1,140

1,139

Total

4,400

4,920

4,898

Claims between June and August 2017

June

July

August

Jobseeker's Allowance

2,858

3,081

2,929

Jobseeker's Benefit

581

1,078

778

Total

3,439

4,159

3,707

Claims between June and August 2018

June

July

August

Jobseeker's Allowance

2,309

2,503

2,380

Jobseeker's Benefit

577

1,069

771

Total

2,906

3,572

3,151

Claims between June and August 2019

June

July

August

Jobseeker's Allowance

1,833

2,081

1,980

Jobseeker's Benefit

535

1,045

803

Total

2,368

3,126

2,783

Question No. 37 answered with Question No. 25.