23. Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony asked the Taoiseach the rate of unemployment for those not at work due to an illness or a disability; and the way this compares with the European and OECD averages. (Question 34635/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.
The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (ILO) in the State. 
Respondents to the QNHS are asked whether they have at least one long-lasting condition or difficulty and the most recent figures available are for Q1 2017.
Table 1 shows the number of persons aged 15 years and over classified by their ILO ec...

74. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the unemployment blackspots nationwide according to the latest unemployment data in the Census 2016 Summary Results - Part 2, by county, in tabular form. (Question 32012/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): The Census of Population 2016 Summary Results – Part 2 published on 15 June, 2017 recorded 79 unemployment blackspots. In this report an unemployment blackspot was defined as an Electoral Division whose labour force exceeded 200 persons and where the unemployment rate (on a Principal Economic Status basis) exceeded 27 per cent. There were 79 such EDs in 2016 with an average unemployment rate of 31.2 per cent compared wi...

764. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that are long term employed; the way in which this compares to the EU average; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32907/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): Based on EUROSTAT Labour Force Survey data, the number of Irish long-term unemployed was 80,000 in Q4 2016, as compared with 9,278,000 in the EU overall. The situation in Ireland has improved substantially both in absolute terms and relative to the EU average in the last few years. The number of long-term unemployed here peaked at 204,000 in Q1 2012 at a time when the EU number was 10,778,000. The EU figure subsequently peaked at 12,768...

765. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the rate of long-term youth unemployment here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32908/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): Government policy to reduce unemployment is twofold. First, through policies set out in the Action Plan for Jobs, to create an environment in which business can succeed and create jobs; and second, through Pathways to Work to ensure that as many of these new jobs and other vacancies that arise in our economy are filled by people taken from the Live Register, including young people. 
To date, these policies have been effective in reducing y...

124. Deputy John Brassil asked the Taoiseach the reason for the discrepancy in unemployment figures in view of the fact that the census gave an unemployment rate of 12.7% yet unemployment figures represent 8%. (Question 29452/17 asked on 27 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of employment and unemployment statistics for the State. In Q2 2016, the unemployment rate as measured by the QNHS was 8.6%. 
The Census of Population 2016 Summary Results - Part 2, published on 15 June 2017 (based on Census night 24th April 2016) provided an alternative measure of unemployment levels and indicated an unemployment rate of 12.7%.
The main difference in the unemployment rate between the two sourc...

58. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the latest unemployment data in the CSO’s Census 2016 Summary Results - Part 2 and the fact that there are 79 unemployment blackspots nationwide with Limerick city and county with 18 such blackspots; and if the action plan for jobs will be reviewed to take these findings into account. (Question 29399/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Government’s goal is to create 200,000 jobs by 2020 – including 135,000 jobs outside Dublin. This is an ongoing process, and employment continues to grow strongly. In the year since Census 2016 was completed, almost 70,000 more people are at work. More than three out of every four new jobs created in this period were outside Dublin.  
According to the CSO’ Quarterly National Household Survey, in Q2 2016 w...

124. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the number of long-term unemployed over one year duration based on latest data; if he will provide in percentage terms the number of long-term unemployed over one year duration out of total persons unemployed; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 26425/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q1 2017. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for Q4 2016. 
The table below shows, for Ireland, the total number of unemployed persons (one year and over) together with the total number of unemployed persons for Q4 2016 and Q1 2017. 
The table also includes...

125. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the number of long-term unemployed, over one year duration, persons aged 15 to 24 years of age based on latest data; if he will provide in percentage terms the number of long term unemployed over one year duration out of total persons unemployed in this cohort; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 26426/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q1 2017. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for Q4 2016. 
The table below shows the total number of unemployed (ILO) persons (one year and over) aged 15-24 years for Ireland together with the total number who are unemployed for this age group in Q4 2016 a...

126. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the number of young persons in the State aged 15 to 29 years of age classified as not in employment, education or training, NEETs; the percentage of NEETs as a proportion of the total unemployed here; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 26432/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest annual (average) unemployment data available for Ireland is for 2016. 
The table below shows, for Ireland, the number of persons between 15-29 years of age classified as, not in employment, education, or training (NEET) and the total number of those classified as NEET being unemployed (ILO) for the years 2015 and 2016...

127. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the number of long-term unemployed over two years duration based on latest data; if he will provide in percentage terms, the number of long term unemployed over two years duration out of total persons unemployed; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 26427/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q1 2017. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for Q4 2016. 
The table below shows the total number of long term unemployed over two years duration together with the total number of persons who were unemployed in Q4 2016 and Q1 2017 for Ireland. 
The table a...

128. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the number and proportion of jobless households in the State on a percentage basis; and the corresponding EU number and average rate. (Question 26428/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.
The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of data for the jobless household indicator. The latest QNHS annual data available for Ireland is for the year 2016. 
The table below shows the proportion of persons aged 18-59 years in jobless households in 2015 and 2016 (averages) for Ireland and the corresponding EU 28 data for 2015 and 2016.
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 years in jobless hou...

129. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Taoiseach the number of jobless households by county, in tabular form. (Question 26857/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Unemployment Data)

The Taoiseach: The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of data for the jobless household indicator. 
The indicator “People aged 18 - 59 years living in jobless households” is calculated as the share of persons aged 18 - 59 who are living in households where no one is in employment. Students aged 18 - 24 who live in households composed solely of students (persons who have indicated that their Principal Economic Status is Student) of the same age class are not include...

179. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent of youth unemployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26249/17 asked on 31 May 2017 - Youth Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Government policy to reduce unemployment is twofold. First, through policies set out in the Action Plan for Jobs, to create an environment in which business can succeed and create jobs; and second, through Pathways to Work to ensure that as many of these new jobs and other vacancies that arise in our economy are filled by people taken from the Live Register, including young unemployed people. 
To date, these policies have been effective in r...

180. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent of long-term unemployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26250/17 asked on 31 May 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Government policy to reduce unemployment is twofold. First, through policies set out in the Action Plan for Jobs, to create an environment in which business can succeed and create jobs; and second, through Pathways to Work to ensure that as many of these new jobs and other vacancies that arise in our economy are filled by people taken from the Live Register, and in particular the long-term unemployed. 
Reflecting the impact of government pol...

309. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of jobless households; the way in which this compares to the European average; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 25888/17 asked on 30 May 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): According to the Eurostat Labour Force Survey, in 2016 there were 170.76 million households in the EU (excluding households composed solely of students or solely of inactive people aged 65 and over). Of these, some 29.49 million households (17.3% of the total) were jobless - that is, no adult in the household was working.
For Ireland, the total number of relevant households was 1,440,600, and of these some 253,000 (17.6% of the total) were j...

317. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of craft workers relevant to the construction industry now in receipt of social welfare payments (details supplied). (Question 26024/17 asked on 30 May 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I am informed that at the end of April there were 35,143 people on the live register who had indicated that their occupation immediately prior to registration for a jobseeker’s payment was in the craft and related occupation sector, relevant to the construction industry.
 ...

94. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the detail for each NUTS 2 region that is within 1% of the national unemployment rate and not within 1% of the national unemployment rate, in tabular form. (Question 22842/17 asked on 16 May 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q4 2016.
The following table shows the unemployment rates for NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and the difference in percentage points from the national unemployment rate.
Table 1: Unemployment Rates (ILO) (%) (Perso...

243. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Social Protection the action he is taking to specifically assist the 79,700 long-term unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2016, representing over 54% of the total unemployed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14461/17 asked on 28 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Government policy to reduce unemployment is twofold. First, through policies set out in the Action Plan for Jobs, to create an environment in which business can succeed and create jobs; and second, through Pathways to Work to ensure that as many as possible of these new jobs and other vacancies that arise in our economy are filled by people taken from the Live Register. 
To date, these policies have been effective in reducing unemployment an...

76. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the total number of young persons here aged between 15 to 29 years of age who are classified as NEETs, that is, not in employment, education, or training; the percentage of NEETs as a proportion of the total number of unemployed; and the corresponding EU average rate, in tabular form. (Question 11557/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest annual (average) unemployment data available for Ireland is for 2016. 
The following table shows, for Ireland, the number of persons between 15-29 years of age classified as NEET and the total number of those classified NEET being unemployed (ILO) for the ...

80. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the proportion of jobless households on a percentage basis; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 11031/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.
Data on the proportion of persons aged 18-59 years in jobless households are estimated in the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS). The latest QNHS data available for Ireland is the 2016 annual average. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for the year 2015. 
The following table shows the proportion of persons aged 18-59 years in jobles...

82. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the total number of long-term unemployed, based on latest data at hand, over a one year duration; the percentage of unemployed persons this represents; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 11026/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q4 2016. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for Q3 2016. 
The following table shows, for Ireland, the total number of unemployed persons (one year and over) together with the total number of u...

83. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the total number of long-term unemployed over one year duration based on latest data at hand with regard to persons aged 15 to 24 years of age; the percentage of total unemployed persons this category represents; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 11027/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q4 2016. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for Q3 2016. 
The following table shows the total number of unemployed persons (one year and over) aged 15-24 years for Ireland together with the t...

84. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the total number of very long-term unemployed over two years duration based on latest data at hand; the total in percentage terms out of total persons unemployed this category represents; and the corresponding EU average rate. (Question 11028/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest unemployment data available for Ireland are for Q4 2016. 
The latest corresponding EU 28 data available are for Q3 2016. 
The following table shows the total number of very long term unemployed persons (over two years duration) together with the total numb...

369. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the unemployment figures for Waterford city and county, with a comparison with the figures nationally; and the steps she will take to further create jobs in Waterford. (Question 10938/17 asked on 02 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): The latest CSO’s figures show that there were 7,823 on the Live Register in Waterford County and 9,271 people in Waterford City on the Live Register in January 2017. These figures represent decreases of 1,084 and 1,310 respectively over the previous 12 months.
The source of data in relation to unemployment rates is the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) undertaken by the CSO. This information is available at ...

370. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the unemployment figures for the south east, with a comparison with the figures nationally; and the steps she will take to create further jobs in the south east. (Question 10939/17 asked on 02 Mar 2017 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): The most recent Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) undertaken by the CSO shows that the unemployment rate in the South East has fallen from a peak of 20.1% in 2012 to 9.4% in Q4 2016. This compares to the national average of 6.7%.
The South East Action Plan for Jobs is the key policy response for supporting employment growth in the South East region, with public and private stakeholders actively engaged in del...