Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 10 May, 2005

Written Answers. - Live Register.

  115. Mr. P. Breen asked the Taoiseach the live register figures in Ennis, County Clare for each month of 2005 to date. [15179/05]

  116. Mr. P. Breen asked the Taoiseach the live register figures in Kilrush, County Clare, for each month of 2005 to date. [15180/05]

  117. Mr. P. Breen asked the Taoiseach the live register figures in Shannon, County Clare, for each month of 2005 to date. [15181/05]

[143]   118. Mr. P. Breen asked the Taoiseach the live register figures in Ennis, County Clare, for each month of 2004. [15182/05]

  119. Mr. P. Breen asked the Taoiseach the live register figures in Kilrush, County Clare, for each month of 2004. [15183/05]

  120. Mr. P. Breen asked the Taoiseach the live register figures in Shannon, County Clare, for each month of 2004. [15184/05]

  Mr. Kitt: I propose to take Questions Nos. 115 to 120, inclusive, together.

The exact information as requested by the Deputy is not available as there is no Department of Social and Family Affairs local branch office in Shannon, County Clare. The live register figures for all the local branch offices in County [144] Clare for 2005 and 2004 are set out in the following table.

The live register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming unemployment assistance, unemployment benefit and other claimants registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs. Figures are published for each county and each local social welfare office. A breakdown by postal district is not available. The most recent information available is for March 2005.

It should be noted that the live register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers, seasonal and casual workers entitled to unemployment assistance or benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the quarterly national household survey; and the exact area covered by each local office is not limited to the immediate locality of the particular office. For instance, in the Tallaght local office there may be registered, persons from the Blessington area.

Live Register Analysis for County Clare and Offices, 2004 and 2005

Live Register County Clare Total

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average

2004

4,349

4,281

4,160

4,029

3,835

3,848

4,028

4,064

3,689

3,734

3,714

3,851

3,965

2005

3,993

3,984

3,914

Live Register Ennis Local Office Total

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average

2004

2,529

2,508

2,445

2,375

2,273

2,300

2,446

2,443

2,237

2,245

2,190

2,244

2,353

2005

2,360

2,349

2,315

Live Register Ennistymon Local Office Total

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average

2004

731

700

670

633

594

591

597

604

544

561

596

629

621

2005

641

639

626

Live Register Kilrush Local Office Total

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average

2004

649

638

629

625

588

584

599

623

547

567

569

600

602

2005

600

594

571

Live Register Tulla Local Office Total

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average

2004

440

435

416

396

380

373

386

394

361

361

359

378

390

2005

392

402

402