Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (540)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

540. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons participating in a community employment programme; the number aged 55 years and over participating in such programmes in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46219/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

My Department provides a range of activation supports catering for long-term unemployed jobseekers and those most distant from the labour market to secure and sustain full-time paid employment. The table below shows the number of participants currently engaged on Community Employment schemes and the number of those that are aged over 55.

No.

Total Number of Participants on CE

21,189

Total Number of Participants over 55 years of age on CE

9,010