Live Register Figures for March 2012 - View Interactive Data Here
Live Register figures for March 2012 report that overall the number of people signing on over the month fell by 3,000 or -0.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the year the unadjusted change for Live Register numbers reveals a decrease of 7,139 or -1.7%. This leaves a figure of 441,193 signing on the Live Register and with a slightly decreased standardised unemployment rate of 14.3%.
In terms of duration on the Live Register, there was a continued increase in long term claimants (1 year+) with an overall annual increase standing at 10,235 (8.3%). However the rate of increase slowed with only 213 long term claimants added between February and March.
In the year to March 2012 there was a continued shift in age distribution. Over the last two years there has been a decrease in the number of persons under 25 signing on. The percentage population under 25 between March 2010 and 2012 has fallen from 19.5% to 16.8%. Between March 2011 and 2012 there was an increase in claimants 25 and over of 1,264 or 0.4% and a decrease in persons under 25 of 8,403 or -10.3%.
At social welfare office level the largest percentage decrease in persons signing on was Killarney in County Kerry with a decrease of -6.51%. The largest increase in the country was the Killybegs office in Donegal with an increase of 7.51%. The busiest office in the country was Cork City again with 19,183 people signing on.
Explore the Live Register data at social welfare office level using the AIRO mapping module here or explore the data and trends at a national level using the interactive table below.
Full CSO report here.