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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Department of An Taoiseach

Unemployment Levels

Photo of Billy KelleherBilly Kelleher (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail)
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115. To ask the Taoiseach the unemployment rate by county using latest CSO data. [52819/18]

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (ILO) in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from Q3 2017. The most recent LFS figures available are for Q3 2018.

Due to methodology and sample size it is not possible to produce reliable county estimates from the LFS.

Estimates of unemployment however, are produced by NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regions.

The table shows the unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15 – 74 years classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and in the State for Q3 2018.

Unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15-74 years classified by State and NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, Q3 2018

Unemployment rate (%)
Northern and Western5.9
Eastern and Midland5.6

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.


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