February’s Live Register

On February 28th the Central Statistics Office published the Monthly Unemployment (MU) figures for February 2017. The previous months’ figures had been revised as the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) for Quarter 4 2016 was published February 21st.

The Monthly Unemployment figures are based on the most recent QNHS and subsequent movements in the Live Register.  So in February 2017, there were 145,100 people unemployed, an annual decrease of 36,200. The Monthly Unemployment Rate was 6.6%, 1.8% lower than the same month last year. The unemployment rate for people aged under 25 was 14.5%, a drop of 2.7% on February 2016. A decrease of 1.7% over the year brought the unemployment rate for people aged 25-74 down to 5.8%.

On March 2nd the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Live Register for February 2017. According to these figures there were 275,093 people on the Live Register, a drop of 13.9% over the year. Over the year the Live Register figures fell across the 8 regions the country is divided into, with the biggest decrease visible in Dublin: 10,152, and the smallest decrease seen in the West: 3,199. 117,048 people, or 42.5% of it, were on the Register for more than a year, a decline of 18.4% over the year.  

In an annex to the Live Register figures, the CSO also publishes data on participation on activation programmes, which lag a month behind the Live Register figures. So, in January 2017, there were 69,559 people participating on employment, education and training programmes: 13.3% fewer than the same month last year. 59.2% of the overall change was accounted for by a 12.7% drop in the numbers of people participating on employment programmes. There are now 43,482 participants on employment programmes and the biggest of them is Community Employment with 22,356 participants.  Two programmes accounted for 70% of the 6,320 drop in participation on employment programmes: JobBridge (-2693) and Gateway (-1751). Participation on education and training programmes also fell, by 14.3% to 26,077 participants. 

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