May 2019, Live Register Figures

7 Jun 2019

On June 7th, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Live Register figures for May, 2019. The seasonally adjusted register figure for May was 190,900; and the unadjusted figure was 189,867, a decline of 33,635 people on the same month last year.

40.2% of the Register, or 76,238 people, have been on it for more than a year: 18,459 fewer people than in May, 2018. Young people, aged under 25 years account for 6.6% 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 35-44 years, with 15,991 people. Looking at these figures from a gender perspective, women account for 41% and men 59%. Looking at the figures from a combination of age and gender, the largest group are men aged 35-44 years, accounting for 12.9% of this part of the Register.

Of the people who have been on the Register for more than a year, 42,841 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 22.6% of the whole Register. Looking at this figure from the perspective of age, people aged 60-64 years are the biggest group, with 10,664 people in this age range. Looking at it from the perspective of age and gender, men aged 45-54 years are the largest group, accounting for 13.3% of this part of the Register.

According to the Annex Table there were 51,083 people participating on Activation Programmes in April, 2019: 6,362 fewer participants then in the same month in 2018. Over the year, participation on education and training programmes fell by 2,965 participants to 17,127. There were 33,956 participants on employment programmes, 3,397 fewer people than in April 2018. Participation on the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance dropped by 35% to 5,532 people, which accounts for 88% of the decrease in employment programmes. The only programme that increased was Tús, marginally to 6,306 participants. Community Employment with 21,537 participants is the largest of the activation programmes.

CLICK HERE to read the full May 2019 Live Register report