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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of An Taoiseach

Employment Data

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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96. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons that are considered underemployed by county in tabular form. [30416/19]

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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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 quarterly LFS estimates of employment are produced by NUTS-3 Regions (NUTS-3 is a geocode standard referencing the eight subdivisions of Ireland for statistical purposes); due to the methodology and sample size of the survey it is not possible to produce reliable county estimates from the LFS. The most recent figures available from the LFS are for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019.

The concept of underemployment used by the Central Statistics Office occurs when a person in employment is willing and able to work more hours than they currently do. Thus, a person is underemployed if they are in employment and if they both want to work more hours than they currently do and are available to work more hours than they currently do.

Table 1 below provides a breakdown of the detailed International Labour Organisation (ILO) status (full-time/part-time status and underemployment status) of the number of persons in employment by NUTS-3 Region.

In Q1 2019 there were 2,301,900 persons in employment in the State and of those 172,300 were full-time underemployed and 106,900 were part-time underemployed giving a total of 279,100 persons who were underemployed in the State.

Table 1: Detailed ILO status for persons in employment (Full-time/Part-time, Underemployed) classified by NUTS-3 Region, Q1 2019

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NUTS-3 Region:

Region of

residence
Detailed ILO statusQ1 2019
BorderFull-time - does not wish to work more hours132.9
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)7.9
Total Full-time employed141.8
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours30.8
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)8.8
Total Part-time employed41.1
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)16.7
Total Employed182.9
WestFull-time - does not wish to work more hours149.9
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)15.5
Total Full-time employed167.3
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours33.2
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)10.7
Total Part-time employed46.3
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)26.2
Total Employed213.6
Mid-West Full-time - does not wish to work more hours154.5
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)14.2
Total Full-time employed171.0
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours32.1
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)9.3
Total Part-time employed44.8
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)23.5
Total Employed215.8
South-EastFull-time - does not wish to work more hours126.4
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)19.1
Total Full-time employed146.7
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours26.5
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)12.5
Total Part-time employed40.8
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)31.6
Total Employed187.5
South-West Full-time - does not wish to work more hours233.2
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)23.3
Total Full-time employed258.1
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours52.8
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)14.1
Total Part-time employed71.1
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)37.4
Total Employed329.2
DublinFull-time - does not wish to work more hours506.2
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)[6.6]
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)56.2
Total Full-time employed569.0
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours100.4
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)9.0
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)26.5
Total Part-time employed135.9
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)82.6
Total Employed704.9
Mid-EastFull-time - does not wish to work more hours242.3
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)27.1
Total Full-time employed272.5
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours48.0
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)[4.4]
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)16.4
Total Part-time employed68.8
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)43.5
Total Employed341.3
MidlandFull-time - does not wish to work more hours92.1
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)9.0
Total Full-time employed102.5
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours14.3
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)*
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)8.5
Total Part-time employed24.2
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)17.5
Total Employed126.7
StateFull-time - does not wish to work more hours1637.6
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)19.1
Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)172.3
Total Full-time employed1828.9
Part-time - does not wish to work more hours338.1
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)28.0
Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)106.9
Total Part-time employed473.0
Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)279.1
Total Employed2301.9

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

*Estimates for numbers of persons or averages where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are not produced as estimates are too small to be considered reliable.

Parentheses [ ] indicate where there are 30-49 persons in a cell, estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution.

Data may be subject to future revision.

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

Reference period: Q1 January -March.

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