April’s Live Register
On May 9th 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the Live Register for April 2022. There were 177,004 people on the Live Register, a decrease of 965 on the same month last year. Looking at the Register from a gender and age perspective: women account for 45% of the Live Register and young people account for 10%.
The number of people on the Live Register for less than one year increased by 13% to 109,488 people and of this figure: women account for 47% and young people 11%.
67,516 people were on it for more than a year, accounting for 38% of the Live Register. This is a decrease of 13,612 people in comparison to April 2021. Looking at this part of the Register from a gender and age perspective: women account for 41% and young people 7%.
In Table A3 to this release the CSO note that 159,605 people were in receipt of a payment, and 17,399 were not in April 2022: a year ago these figures were 160,298 and 17,671 respectively. In both years the numbers of people signing on for a payment accounted for 90% of the Live Register.
In Table A1 information is provided on the number of people ‘availing of Activation Programmes’. These figures always lag a month behind, and so in March 2022 there were 39,596 participants, 201 fewer people than March 2021. The number of people participating on education and training programmes was 11,573, a decrease of 15% over the year. While, over the year the number of people participating on employment programmes increased by 7% to 28,023.
Community Employment remains the largest programme with 19,215 participants in March 2022, a slight decrease over the year. The next biggest programme is TÚS - Community Work Placement Initiative, with 5,696 participants, an increase of 42% over the year. The Work Placement Experience Programme, which commenced in July 2021, had 235 participants in March 2022.