Wednesday, 4 October 2006
Department of An Taoiseach
The exact information as requested by the Deputy is not available. Statistics on employment and unemployment are compiled, at a regional level, from the Quarterly National Household Survey. There are eight regions in the State; Border, Midland, West, Dublin, Mid-East, Mid-West, South-East and South-West. Sub-regional statistics, of the kind requested by the Deputy, are not available from the Quarterly National Household Survey. The latest available figures from the Quarterly National Household Survey relate to the second quarter (period March to May) of 2006, and shows the unemployment rate for the Dublin Region is 4.8%. I refer the Deputy to the detailed table below.
|Persons aged 15 years and over in the Dublin Region classified by ILO Economic Status|
|Region (NUTS3)||In employment||Unemployed||In labour force||Unemployment rate||Participation rate|
|Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office.|
The Live Register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming Unemployment Assistance, Unemployment Benefit and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs. Figures are published for each county and each Local Social Welfare Office. The most recent information available is for August 2006 and the table below indicates the number of persons on the register in each of the Local Offices in the Dublin Region.
|Persons on the Live Register in the Dublin Region classified by Sex, Age Group and Local Office of Registration|
|NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regions/ County/ Local Office||August 2005||July 2006||August 2006||Under 25 years||25 years & over||Total||Under 25 years||25 years & over||Total|
|Source: Live Register Series, Central Statistics Office.|
It should be noted that:—
(a) the Live Register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers, seasonal and casual workers entitled to Unemployment Assistance or Benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the Quarterly National Household Survey.
(b) the exact area covered by each Local Office is not limited to the immediate locality of the particular office. For instance, in the Tallaght Local Office there may be registered persons from the Blessington area.