November 2019, Live Register Figures


On December 5th, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Live Register figures for November, 2019. The seasonally adjusted register figure for November was 186,400, which brings this figure back to early 2008 levels. The unadjusted figure was 177,554, a decline of 18,707 on the same month last year. The last time this figure was below 180,000 was December, 2007.

38.3% of the Live Register, or 68,002 people, have been on it for more than a year: 12,555 fewer people than in November, 2018. Young people, aged under 25 years account for 6.2% of those on the Register for more than a year. The age group with the highest share of this part of the Register are those aged 60-64 years, with 14,738 people, followed closely by people aged 45-54 years, with 14,380 people. Looking at these figures from a gender perspective, women account for 41.4% and men 58.6%. Looking at the figures from a combination of age and gender, the largest group are men aged 35-44 years, accounting for 12.7% of this part of the Register.

Of the people who have been on the Register for more than a year, 38,196 people have been on it for three years or more, which represents 56.2% of those on the Register for more than a year, and 21.5% of the whole Register. Looking at this figure from the perspective of age, people aged 60-64 years are the biggest group, with 9,995 people in this age range. Looking at it from the perspective of age and gender, men aged 60-64 years are the largest group, accounting for 13.4% of this part of the Register.

According to the Annex Table there were 47,614 people participating on Activation Programmes in October, 2019: 5,887 fewer participants then in the same month in 2018. Over the year, participation on education and training programmes fell by 1,942 participants to 15,960. During this period the numbers of people on Full-time Training for Unemployed People increased by 209 participants, while the numbers of people on Back to Education courses went down by 2,151.

There were 31,654 participants on employment programmes, 3,945 fewer people than in October 2018. Participation on the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance dropped by 38.7% to 4,298 people, which accounts for 68.8% of the decrease in employment programmes. A 1,062 drop in participation on the Tús, Community Work Placement Initiative, accounted for 26.9% of the decrease in employment programmes. No employment programme increased over the year.  

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