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August 2022, Live Register Figures

05 September 2022 - 10:38 am


August’s Live Register

On September 2nd, 2022 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the Live Register for August 2022. There were 197,125 people on the Live Register, an increase of 17,364 people on the same month last year. Looking at the Register from a gender and age perspective: women account for 49.8% of the Live Register and young people account for 10.8%.

Looking at the Live Register from a regional and gender perspective: the number of men on the Register increased by 4,050 and across all eight regions. The eight regions are Border; West; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; Dublin; Mid-East; and Midland. Over the year, the number of women on the Live Register increased by 13,314 throughout the eight regions, accounting for 76.7% of the annual increase in the Live Register.

The number of people on the Live Register for less than one year increased by 29% to 128,855 people and of this figure: women account for 53% and young people 13%. 68,270 people were on the Register for more than a year: a decrease of 11,500 people in comparison to August, 2021. Looking at this part of the Register from a gender and age perspective: women account for 43.6% and young people 6.6%.

A year ago, people on the Register for more than one year accounted for 44% of the number of people on the Live Register, in August 2022 this percentage had dropped to 35%. However, the CSO notes that if duration on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is factored in, the proportion of long-term recipients increases to 42.3%.

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 July 2022 there were 32,232 participants, 1,425 fewer people than July 2021. The number of people participating on education and training programmes was 4,907, a decrease of 28.7% over the year. While the number of people participating on employment programmes increased by 2% to 27,325.

Community Employment remains the largest programme with 18,834 participants in July 2022, a 2% decrease over the year. The next biggest programme is TÚS - Community Work Placement Initiative, with 5,208 participants, an increase of 9% over the year. And the third largest programme is the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme: with 2,444 participants, an annual increase of 2.6%.