Written answers

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Department of Social Protection

Employment Support Services

Photo of Patrick NultyPatrick Nulty (Dublin West, Independent)
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92. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons engaged in JobBridge from each year since its foundation; if she will provide a full breakdown of all Government employment schemes and a breakdown of the numbers involved in all types of activation schemes since 2006: if she will provide all this information in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12311/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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Data on participation on full-time activation programmes have been published by the CSO only since the beginning of 2007.

Figures for participation at the end of January in each year since then are contained in Table 1 as follows.

Table 1: Participation in Activation Programmes End- Jan 2007 to End Jan 2014

Participation in Activation Programmes

-End-Jan 2007End-Jan 2008End-Jan 2009End-Jan 2010End-Jan 2011End-Jan 2012End-Jan 2013End-Jan 2014
Back to work allowance (employee strand)#NA#NA#NA1881786162149
Back to work allowance (self-employed strand)1#NA#NA#NA59029483119731181410648
Back to work allowance total826590697908778310269121351182810657
Other activation programmes - DSP part-time job incentive201210194173161190215296
Other activation programmes - TUS - community work placement initiative00000233745107119
Other activation programmes - JobBridge00000346955656440
Other Activation programmes - total20121019417316159961029013855
Community employment schemes (excluding supervisors)2259121142224682167921824222982106322512
FAS/SOLAS full time training for unemployed people846588359264112218660900193468276
Vocational training opportunities scheme (VTOS) (estimated)50005000500050005000500050005000
Back to education allowance (BTEA)76017880115342081025050256462580524728
Back to education programmes total1260112880165342581030050306463080529728
Total activation programmes5212352136563686666670964800768333285028
1 including Short-term Enterprise Allowance

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