Dáil Éireann - Volume 470 - 22 October, 1996

Written Answers. - Live Register.

53. Mr. D. Ahern asked the Taoiseach the live register figures for County Louth for each of the exchanges in each of the years from 1993 to 1996; the percentages of those people on the live register in comparison with those working, those in retirement and other categories of non-working persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19198/96]

The Taoiseach: The following table shows the number of persons on the live register at each local office in County Louth, from January 1993 to September 1996:

Ardee

Drogheda

Dundalk

Co. Louth

Total

1993

January

1,557

5,062

4,646

11,265

February

1,534

5,041

4,586

11,161

March

1,529

5,118

4,610

11,257

April

1,517

5,165

4,613

11,295

May

1,504

5,194

4,542

11,240

June

1,535

4,849

4,649

11,033

July

1,500

4,942

4,788

11,230

August

1,449

4,722

4,738

10,909

September

1,356

4,774

4,551

10,681

October

1,315

4,797

4,364

10,476

November

1,340

4,800

4,268

10,408

December

1,501

5,028

4,658

11,187

1994

January

1,505

4,998

4,547

11,040

February

1,509

4,938

4,611

11,058

March

1,461

4,972

4,545

10,978

April

1,293

4,868

4,365

10,526

May

1,223

4,421

4,246

9,890

June

1,215

4,471

4,340

10,026

July

1,267

4,574

4,394

10,235

August

1,208

4,406

4,356

9,970

September

1,154

4,810

4,445

10,409

October

1,108

4,775

4,252

10,135

November

1,136

4,772

4,182

10,090

December

1,245

4,918

4,262

10,452

1995

January

1,229

5,068

4,335

10,632

February

1,234

5,098

4,236

10,568

March

1,205

5,040

4,214

10,459

April

1,197

4,964

4,346

10,507

May

1,169

4,765

4,203

10,137

June

1,171

4,762

4,348

10,281

July

1,221

4,892

4,411

10,524

August

1,201

4,807

4,341

10,349

September

1,175

4,506

4,432

10,113

October

1,174

4,440

4,320

9,934

November

1,202

4,402

4,279

9,883

December

1,236

4,537

4,400

10,173

1996

January

1,265

4,579

4,447

10,321

February

1,273

4,642

4,607

10,522

March

1,243

4,549

4,650

10,442

April

1,280

4,495

4,717

10,492

May

1,265

4,340

4,568

10,173

June

1,295

4,351

4,640

10,286

July

1,283

4,350

4,895

10,528

August

1,282

4,357

4,929

10,568

September

1,258

4,292

4,737

10,287

It is not possible to relate the above live register figures to appropriate Labour Force Survey categories, either on a principal economic status (PES) or ILO basis. This is because:

(a) the Labour Force Survey does not provide results for counties or social welfare office catchment areas;

(b) it is known that persons on the live register are not always classified as unemployed in the Labour Force Survey and, therefore, it would not be meaningful to express the live register as a percentage of Labour Force Survey categories.