Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (101)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

101. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach the details of each Nuts 2 region that is within 1% of the national unemployment rate and each NUTS 2 and 3 region that is not, in tabular form. [50023/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

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 Organisation) labour force classification.

The most recent figures available from the LFS are for the third quarter (Q3) of 2019.

The following table shows the unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15 – 74 years classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and in the State for Q3 2019.

Unemployment (ILO) rate of persons aged 15-74 years classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, Q3 2019

%

Unemployment Rate

Northern and Western

5.2

Border

5.4

West

5.0

Southern

5.6

Mid-West

4.8

South-East

7.3

South-West

5.1

Eastern and Midland

5.0

Dublin

4.5

Mid-East

6.1

Midland

5.3

State

5.2

Source: Labour Force Survey, Central Statistics Office.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Reference period: q3=Jul -Sep.