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Written Answers. - Unemployment Statistics.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 54. Miss Harney Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Taoiseach Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  the current unemployment figures for Dublin city and county; and the comparative figures in respect of each of the past three years. [11752/96]

 55. Miss Harney Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Taoiseach Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  the current unemployment figures for County Kildare. [11753/96]

 56. Miss Harney Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Taoiseach Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  the current unemployment figures for County Wicklow. [11754/96]

 57. Miss Harney Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Taoiseach Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  the current unemployment figures for County Louth. [11755/96]

[1877]The Taoiseach: Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton I propose to take Questions Nos. 54 to 57, inclusive together.

The results of the 1995 Labour Force Survey, which is the most widely recognised measure of employment and unemployment, indicate that there were 69,800 people unemployed in Dublin in [1878] April 1995, 71,300 in April 1994, 76,700 in April 1993 and 74,600 in April 1992. Details for other countries are not available from the Labour Force Survey.

However, information from the live register in respect of each local office in Dublin and in respect of Counties Kildare, Wicklow and Louth is set out in the following two tables:

Table 1

Number of persons on the live register in each unemployment office in Dublin at end of April, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.

  30 April 1993 29 April 1994 28 April 1995 26 April 1996
Gardiner Street 5,002 7,064 7,054 6,691
Werburg Street 7,967 7,623 6,943 6,932
Victoria Street 4,234 4,193 3,807 3,741
Cumberland Street 13,556 11,041 10,974 10,835
Navan Road 9,705 9,948 9,881 10,157
Thomas Street 5,733 5,886 5,705 5,830
Tara Street 4,042 3,863 3,781 3,673
Tallaght 7,216 7,049 7,048 7,249
Ballymun 2,961 2,710 2,660 2,643
Clondalkin 4,589 4,656 4,591 4,806
Rathfarnham 4,719 4,423 4,263 4,340
Killbarrack 6,127 5,853 5,369 5,357
Dun Laoghaire 7,846 7,440 7,500 7,082
Balbriggan 2,596 2,302 2,118 2,009
Ballyfermot 4,036 3,980 3,846 3,829
Finglas 5,110 4,809 4,936 4,856
Dublin Total 95,439 92,840 90,476 90,030

Table 2

Number of Persons on the Live Register in Counties Kildare, Wicklow and Louth on 26 April 1996.

  26 April 1996
Kildare 8,386
Wicklow 7,909
Louth 10,492


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