Written Answers. - Long-Term Unemployment.

Tuesday, 4 March 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 475 No. 7

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  215.  Mr. Sargent  Information on Trevor Sargent  Zoom on Trevor Sargent   asked the Minister for Social Welfare  Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa   if he will give a breakdown of the number of long-term unemployed receiving unemployment assistance in terms of age and gender classification; and the numbers dependent on such payments on 31 December 1996. [5759/97]

Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  Information on the age and gender of the long-term unemployed is derived from the live register age by duration analysis published twice yearly by the Central Statistics Office in April and October.

The following table, giving the age and gender information sought by the Deputy, relates to 18 October 1996. This group of people are in receipt of a means-tested payment — unemployment assistance — and therefore are dependent on this payment, even if they have limited income from another source.

Age Group 1-2 years 2-3 years 3 years and over Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
1,596 1,133 304 216 134 55 2,034 1,404
20-24 years 4,379 2,721 3,102 1,968 4,481 2,329 11,962 7,018
25-34 years 6,233 2,530 4,999 1,966 12,841 4,540 24,073 9,036
35-44 years 4,719 1,288 4,208 1,243 14,679 3,410 23,426 5,941
45-54 years 2,977 802 2,954 732 14,420 2,472 20,351 4,006
55-59 years 786 207 775 153 2,981 519 4,542 879
60-64 years 373 85 248 63 993 129 1,614 277
Total 21,063 8,766 16,410 6,341 50,529 13,454 88,002 28,561

Source: CSO Statistical Release.

Live Register Half Yearly Age by Duration Analysis — 18 October 1996.


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