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)

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 and Q1 2017.

The table also includes the percentage share of all unemployed persons in this age category who are unemployed for one year and over for the same periods, along with the corresponding percentage share for the EU 28 in respect of Q4 2016.

Unemployed (ILO) persons aged 15-24 years classified by long-term (one year and over) unemployment, Q4 16 and Q1 17

Unemployed (ILO) persons aged 15-24 years Q4 16 Q1 17
Long-term (one year and over) unemployed persons aged 15-24 years- Ireland (‘000) 10.7 9.3
Total unemployed persons aged 15-24 years - Ireland (‘000) 30.4 24.3
Long-term (one year and over) unemployed persons aged 15-24 years as
a percentage of total unemployed persons aged 15-24 years - Ireland (%) 35.2 38.3
Long-term (one year and over) unemployed persons aged 15-24 years as
a percentage of total unemployed persons aged 15-24 years - EU 28 (%) 29.3 :

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland and Eurostat.

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: Q4=Oct-Dec, Q1=Jan-Mar.

Not available at time of issue.