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Tuesday, 20 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 544 No. 3

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  148.  Mr. O'Shea  Information on Brian O'Shea  Zoom on Brian O'Shea   asked the Taoiseach  Information on Bertie Ahern  Zoom on Bertie Ahern   the unemployment figures for Waterford employment exchange for each of the years 1996 to 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28676/01]

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. S. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan  The CSO's live register area analysis shows the number of claimants at each Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs local office. The most recent information available is for October 2001. It should be noted that the live register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers, seasonal and casual workers entitled to unemployment assistance or benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the quarterly national household survey. The live register figures for Waterford local office from 1996 to October 2001 are set out in the following table:

Number of persons on the Live Register in Waterford Local Office, 1996 to October 2001

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1996 7,429 7,314 7,249 7,195 7,081 7,242 7,366 7,333 7,046 6,784 6,816 6,957
1997 6,750 6,778 6,747 6,588 6,518 6,647 6,924 6,881 6,579 6,308 6,294 6,560
1998 6,423 6,285 6,194 6,159 6,034 6,145 6,321 6,221 5,892 5,821 5,828 6,233
1999 5,920 5,793 5,732 5,591 5,444 5,661 5,977 5,937 5,561 5,334 5,213 5,640
2000 5,364 5,320 5,147 5,227 4,912 5,033 5,134 5,142 4,725 4,538 4,492 4,794
2001 4,886 4,796 4,637 4,593 4,449 4,745 4,807 4,719 4,425 4,389


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