Dáil Éireann - Volume 502 - 23 March, 1999

Written Answers. - Unemployment Levels.

93. Mr. Yates asked the Taoiseach the latest figures for unemployment on the live register for County Wexford; the breakdown for Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross and Wexford; and the percentage this represents as a percentage of the population and workforce. [7729/99]

The Taoiseach: The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table:

County/Local Office

Live Register February 1999

County Wexford

7,486

Enniscorthy

2,017

Gorey

1,111

New Ross

1,502

Wexford

2,856

Estimates of the unemployment rate are not available for counties or social welfare office catchment areas. However, the unemployment rate in the south east region in spring 1998, as measured by the quarterly national household survey, was 9.7 per cent compared to 7.8 per cent for the State.

94. Cecilia Keaveney asked the Taoiseach the number of people on the live register in each exchange in County Donegal; the percentage of the population registered as unemployed for each exchange; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7859/99]

The Taoiseach: The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table:

County/Local Office

Live Register February 1999

County Donegal

11,966

Ballybofey

1,632

Ballyshannon

770

Buncrana

2,199

Donegal

657

Dunfanaghy

910

Dungloe

1,671

Killybegs

1,251

Letterkenny

2,876

Estimates of the unemployment rate are not available for counties or social welfare office catchment areas. However, the unemployment rate in the Border region in spring 1998, as measured by the quarterly national household survey, was 10.4 per cent compared to 7.8 per cent for the State.