Live Register figures for July 2019

1 Aug 2019

On August 1st, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Live Register figures for July, 2019. The seasonally adjusted register figure for July was 190,300, the lowest number recorded in this series since February 2008. The unadjusted figure was 206,396, a decline of 28,049 people on the same month last year.

37.1% of the Live Register, or 76,658 people, have been on it for more than a year: 16,864 fewer people than in July, 2018. Young people, aged under 25 years account for 7% 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 16,044 people. Looking at these figures from a gender perspective, women account for 42% and men 58%. Looking at the figures from a combination of age and gender, the largest group are men aged 25-34 years, accounting for 13% of this part of the Register.

Of the people who have been on the Register for more than a year, 42,552 people have been on it for three years or more, which represents 55.5% of those on the Register for more than a year, and 20.6% of the whole Register. Looking at this figure from the perspective of age, people aged 60-64 years are the biggest group, with 10,493 people in this age range. Looking at it from the perspective of age and gender, men aged 35-44 years are the largest group, accounting for 13% of this part of the Register.

According to the Annex Table there were 40,447 people participating on Activation Programmes in June, 2019: 5,028 fewer participants then in the same month in 2018. Over the year, participation on education and training programmes fell by 1,761 participants to 7,439. There were 33,008 participants on employment programmes, 3,267 fewer people than in June 2018. Participation on the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance dropped by 37.3% to 5,038 people, which accounts for 92% of the decrease in employment programmes. Community Employment remains the largest of the activation programmes, and saw a small increase over the year of 1.6% to 21,367 participants.