Irish broad rate of unemployment at 19% in November
The Irish broad rate of unemployment was at 19% in November 2015 with the numbers on the Live Register at a seasonally adjusted total of 330,000. Coupled with the 80,600 people who participate in public funded activation schemes, the total in receipt of state jobs benefit was 411,600.
The CSO said today that on a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly fall of 2,200 (-0.7%) in November 2015.
Also in November the narrow measure of unemployment was at 192,000 people and a rate of 8.9%. In September, there were 97,000 part-time workers seeking full-time work; 81,000 unemployed in activation schemes and a residual of 41,000 who were not in employment.
In Dec 2007, there were 104,000 officially unemployed; 170,000 on the Live Register and 52,000 in activation schemes — a 5% narrow jobless rate and a broad rate of 10%.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,100 (-0.6%) males in November 2015, while females decreased by 1,000 (-0.7%) over the same period.
The number of male claimants fell by 26,572 (-12.4%) to 188,154 in the year to November 2015, while female claimants decreased by 9,489 (-6.9%) to 128,432. This compares with a decrease of 28,812 (-11.8%) to 214,726 for males, while female claimants decreased by 10,048 (-6.8%) to 137,921 in the year to November 2014.
The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in November 2015 was 146,793 (more than a year). The number of male long term claimants declined by 16,045 (-14.6%) in the year to November 2015, while females dipped by 3,634 (-6.4%), giving an overall annual fall of 19,679 (-11.8%) in the number of long term claimants.
In November 2015, 53.6% (169,793) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants. The comparable figure for November 2014 was 52.8% (186,175). The annual fall of 16,382 (-8.8%) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 10,527 (-10.0%) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 5,855 (-7.2%) in female short term claimants.
There were 65,678 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in November 2015, which represents 20.7% of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.5% one year earlier when there were 72,277 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register. In the year to November 2015 the number of casual and part-time workers decreased by 6,599 (-9.1%), with the number of males decreasing by 3,985 (-10.3%) and the number of females decreasing by 2,614 (-7.8%).