Dáil Éireann - Volume 386 - 07 February, 1989

Written Answers. - Unemployment in Cork.

50. Mr. Barry asked the Taoiseach the number of people who registered as unemployed in (a) Cork city and (b) Cork county on 31 December, in (i) 1986, (ii) 1987 and (iii) 1988.

The Taoiseach: The number of persons on the live register at Cork City employment exchange for the dates in question are as follows: 2 January 1987, 13,167; 31 December 1987, 13,824; 30 December 1988, 13,921.

The following table shows the number of persons on the live register at the remaining offices in County Cork on the same dates.

Local Office

2 January 1987

31 December 1987

30 December 1988

Bandon

604

587

592

Bantry

567

534

516

Castletownbere

277

298

278

Cobh

728

813

711

Clonakilty

508

521

474

Dunmanway

421

395

384

Fermoy

1,218

1,312

1,220

Kinsale

436

430

441

Macroom

734

658

682

Mallow

1,554

1,535

1,615

Midleton

1,239

1,359

1,329

Newmarket

1,403

1,172

1,073

Passage West

850

884

808

Skibbereen

802

720

655

Youghal

940

995

936

Total County Cork

12,281

12,213

11,714