On July 8th 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the Live Register for June 2022. There were 186,819 people on the Live Register, an increase of 11,538 people on the same month last year. Looking at the Register from a gender and age perspective: women account for 48% of the Live Register and young people account for 10%.
Looking at the Live Register from a regional and gender perspective: the number of men on the Register increased by 1,147 and in five of the eight regions. The three regions were there was a decrease included the Mid-West, South-East, and the Midlands. Over the year, the number of women on the Live Register increased by 10,391, accounting for 90% of the increase in the Live Register over the year, and across all eight regions. The eight regions are Border; West; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; Dublin; Mid-East; and Midland.
The number of people on the Live Register for less than one year increased by 26% to 119,333 people and of this figure: women account for 51% and young people 12%. 67,486 people were on the Register for more than a year, which is a decrease of 12,830 people in comparison to June 2021. A year ago, people on the Register for more than one year accounted for 46% of the number of people on the Live Register. In June 2022, this percentage had dropped to 36%. Looking at this part of the Register from a gender and age perspective: women account for 42% and young people 7%.
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 May 2022, there were 37,865 participants, 613 fewer people than May 2021. The number of people participating on education and training programmes was 10,040, a decrease of 17% over the year. While, over the year the number of people participating on employment programmes increased by 6% to 27,825.
Community Employment remains the largest programme with 19,061 participants in May 2022, a 2% decrease over the year. The next biggest programme is TÚS - Community Work Placement Initiative, with 5,494 participants, an increase of 32% over the year. The Work Placement Experience Programme, which commenced in July 2021, had 345 participants in May 2022.