Vital Statistics

Live register figures released from the CSO today show that while the number of women claiming Jobseekers Benefit* has fallen by just over seven thousand compared to figures last year ( 47,333 in September 2011 to 39,412 in September 2012) the numbers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and other registrants** has risen in the same period by approximately eight thousand.

Although these are total figures, it is the over 25’s category that sees the the bulk of this rise.

http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/labourmarket/2012/lreg_sep2012.pdf 

*Since 15 October 2008, Jobseeker’s Benefit can be paid for a maximum of 12 months (312 days)
to people who have at least 260 paid PRSI contributions. Jobseeker’s Benefit can be paid for a
maximum of 9 months (234 days) to people who have less than 260 paid contributions (Refers to
new claims).

**Other registrants including applicants for credited Social Welfare contributions but excluding
those directly involved in an industrial dispute.

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