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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Department of Social Protection

Youth Unemployment Data

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Independent)
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67. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons under 25 years of age in receipt of jobseeker's benefit or jobseeker's allowance, or signing on for credits for less than one year; more than one and up to two years; more that two and up to three years; more than three and up to four years; more than four and up to five years; and more than five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27276/15]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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At the end of June 2015 a total of 42,313 persons under the age of 25 years old were in receipt of jobseeker's benefit, jobseeker's allowance or signing on for credits. A breakdown of this number is detailed by scheme and duration in the following table.

Under 25 year old recipients of jobseeker’s allowance, jobseeker’s benefit or signing for jobseeker’s credits by duration June 2015

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<3mths
3-6mths
6-12mths
12-24mths
>24mths
Grand Total
Jobseeker’s Allowance
7,295
5,548
8,327
8,657
10,105
39,932
Jobseeker’s Benefit
1,120
745
225
60
3
2,153
Jobseeker’s Credits
53
45
70
45
15
228
Totals
8,468
6,338
8,622
8,762
10,123
42,313

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