430. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of jobless households here; the way in which the rate of jobless households compares to the EU average; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14750/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): 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 (1...

309. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the percentage of youth unemployment in the south east; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13188/18 asked on 21 Mar 2018 - Youth Unemployment Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The first publication of the Labour Force Survey which replaces the Quarterly National Household Survey (QHNS) was released on 16, January 2018 and is the official measure of unemployment. The most recent data shows that youth unemployment has fallen from a peak of 31% in 2012 to 12.2% in Q4 2017. Overall youth unemployment has fallen from well above the EU average in 2012 to well below the EU average of 16.4% in Q4...

581. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent of youth unemployment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8817/18 asked on 20 Feb 2018 - Youth Unemployment Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): Irish youth unemployment has fallen from a peak of 31.2% in 2012 to 13.7% in January 2018. Irish youth unemployment has thus fallen from well above the EU average in 2012 (23%) to well below the current figure EU figure of 19.1%. The long-term unemployment rate for young people has fallen from over 15% at peak to below 4% in the third quarter of 2017. 
Youth unemployment figures can be expected to fall further this...

582. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection extent of long term unemployment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8818/18 asked on 20 Feb 2018 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and 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, and in particular the long-term unemployed. 
To date, these...

106. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Taoiseach the number of jobless households, by county, in tabular form. (Question 5859/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - 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 CSO Labour Force Survey (LFS), which replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017, is the official source of data for the jobless household indicator in the State. 
The most recent LFS figures available are for Q3 2017.
The indicator “People aged 18 - 59 years living in jobless households” is calculated as the share of persons aged 1...

107. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Taoiseach the rate of youth unemployment in each region in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5861/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Youth Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): The Labour Force Survey (LFS), which replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017, is the official source of estimates of unemployment in the State. The most recent LFS figures available are for Q3 2017.
The following table shows the unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15 – 24 years classified by NUTS-3 regions in Q3 2017:
Unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15 - 24 years classified by NUT...

111. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach the number of long-term unemployed persons in County Wexford at the end of June 2016, December 2016, June 2017 and December 2017 respectively. (Question 4093/18 asked on 30 Jan 2018 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): I propose to take Questions Nos. 111 and 112 together.
The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. 
The CSO’s new Labour Force Survey (LFS) is currently the official source of estimates of Labour Market statistics in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from the beginning of Q3 2017.
Estimates of unemployment are produced by NUTS 3 regions and the most recent fi...

112. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach the number of unemployed persons in County Wexford; the rate of unemployment in County Wexford; and the long-term unemployment rate in County Wexford. (Question 4094/18 asked on 30 Jan 2018 - Unemployment Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): I propose to take Questions Nos. 111 and 112 together.
The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. 
The CSO’s new Labour Force Survey (LFS) is currently the official source of estimates of Labour Market statistics in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from the beginning of Q3 2017.
Estimates of unemployment are produced by NUTS 3 regions and the most recent fi...

211. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the rate of jobless households here; the way in which this compares to the EU average; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2244/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Unemployment Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): 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 (1...