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)

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 households, 2015 and 2016

%

Proportion of persons aged 18-59 years in jobless households 2015 2016
Ireland 12.4 11.6
EU 28 10.6 10.1

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.