Dáil Éireann - Volume 611 - 07 December, 2005
Written Answers. - Unemployment Levels.
Mr. Curran Mr. Curran
118. Mr. Curran asked the Taoiseach the latest  unemployment figures for the Clondalkin and Lucan areas. [38311/05]
Mr. Kitt Mr. Kitt
Mr. Kitt: The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. Statistics on employment and unemployment are compiled, at a regional level, from the Quarterly National Household Survey. The latest statistics show that there were 28,800 people classified as unemployed in the Dublin region in the June-August quarter of 2005. Sub-regional statistics of the kind requested by the Deputy are not available from the survey.
 The live register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming unemployment assistance or unemployment benefit and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs. Figures are published for each county and each local social welfare office.
The most recent information available is for November 2005 and this indicates there are 38,959 persons on the register in the Dublin offices, including 3,416 in the Clondalkin office. There is no office in Lucan. It should be noted  that the live register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers and seasonal and casual workers entitled to unemployment assistance or benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the quarterly national household survey. It should also be noted that the exact area covered by each local office is not limited to the immediate locality of the particular office. For instance, in the Tallaght local office, persons from the Blessington area may be registered.
The November live register figures for the Dublin region, which include the Clondalkin office figures, are set out in the following table.
Dáil Éireann 611 Written Answers. Unemployment Levels.