Statistics

 

At present on the Statistics page there are data links to information on the Live Register and Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS): these figures are issued by the Central Statistics Office. 

How Unemployment is measured

Commentators look to both the International Labour Organisation (ILO) measurement of unemployment in the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), and the Live Register to assess current levels of unemployment. Read on

Live Register

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) provide detailed Live Register statistics through their StatBank which gives an information breakdown by Age Group, Sex, Social Welfare Office and Month.

Click here for overview of Live Register statistics

Click here for regional breakdown of Live Register statistics

Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS)

The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is a largescale, nationwide survey of households in Ireland, carried out by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). It is designed to produce quarterly labour force estimates that include the official measure of employment and unemployment in the state.The ILO- QNHS is published 4 times a year and provides a national average unemployment figure, plus a regional breakdown. The Central Statistics Office provides comprehensive information on the QNHS through their StatBank.

Click here for Quarterly National Household Survery

Additonal Information

The Institute of International and European Affair's (IIEA) Unemployment Puzzle Infographic provides a visual insight into the scale of the jobs crisis facing Europe. Click here for more information

Pobal Maps is Pobal's GIS (Geographical Information System) online application. This system builds upon the Pobal HP Deprivation Index for Small Areas, which provides very detailed  information on local areas and gives a score calculated against a national average. The reporting section of the system allows users to download data and reports to their opwn specific boundary- county, Local Authority, Local  Development Company, RAPID etc. Pobal Maps allows users to easily compare and contrast electoral division and now small area profiles in terms of their relative level of affluence or disadvantage. Click here for more information

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Eurostat provide a range of employment / unemployment statistics. Click here for more information

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provide a wide range of statistics for OECD countries including statistics on Long Term Unemployment and Youth Unemployment. Click here for more information - keyword search unemployment