April unemployment unchanged at 13.4%

[code]Ireland April Unemployment: Statistical Summary (Table)

By Mark Evans
May 7 (Bloomberg) – Following is a summary of the April
live register analysis report from Central Statistics Office in Dublin:
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                April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.  Nov.  Oct. Sept.  Aug.  July
                 2010  2010  2010  2010  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009

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Standardized
Unemployment Rate 13.4% 13.4% 13.4% 13.4% 13.2% 13.1% 12.8% 12.7% 12.5% 12.3%
----------- Total Persons on the Live Register ------------
All 432.5 433.0 432.4 434.7 428.9 426.8 425.4 427.4 426.2 419.1
Under 25 years 83.4 84.7 84.3 85.8 87.0 86.7 87.8 90.5 91.8 91.2
25 years and Over 349.1 348.4 348.1 348.9 341.9 340.1 337.6 336.9 334.5 327.9
---------------- Males on the Live Register ---------------
All 284.9 286.4 285.9 287.9 285.5 283.3 281.8 283.3 282.8 278.6
Under 25 years 53.1 54.1 53.5 54.6 55.9 55.3 56.0 57.6 58.4 58.0
25 years and Over 231.9 232.2 232.4 233.3 229.5 228.0 225.8 225.6 224.4 220.5
-------------- Females on the Live Register ---------------
All 147.6 146.7 146.5 146.8 143.4 143.4 143.6 144.1 143.4 140.5
Under 25 years 30.3 30.5 30.8 31.2 31.1 31.4 31.8 32.8 33.4 33.1
25 years and Over 117.3 116.1 115.7 115.6 112.4 112.1 111.9 111.3 110.0 107.4
-------- Total Persons on the Live Register Change --------
All -0.5 0.6 -2.3 5.8 2.1 1.4 -2.0 1.2 7.1 11.4
Under 25 years -1.3 0.4 -1.5 -1.2 0.3 -1.1 -2.7 -1.3 0.6 2.5
25 years and Over 7.0 3.0 -8.0 70.0 18.0 25.0 7.0 24.0 66.0 88.0
------------- Males on the Live Register Change -----------
All -1.5 0.5 -2.0 2.4 2.2 1.5 -1.5 0.5 4.2 6.0
Under 25 years -1.0 0.6 -1.1 -1.3 0.6 -0.7 -1.6 -0.8 0.4 1.1
25 years and Over -0.3 -0.2 -0.9 3.8 1.5 2.2 0.2 1.2 3.9 4.8
----------- Females on the Live Register Change -----------
All 0.9 0.2 -0.3 3.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.7 2.9 5.4
Under 25 years -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -1.0 -0.6 0.3 1.4
25 years and Over 1.2 0.4 0.1 3.2 0.3 0.2 0.6 1.3 2.6 4.0

Note: Data is seasonally adjusted. Figures are in thousands unless otherwise
stated. The Live Register is not designed to measure unemployment.
It includes part-time workers (those who work up to three days a week),
seasonal and casual workers entitled to Unemployment Assistance or Benefit.
The register comprises persons under 65 years of age who; claim
Unemployment Benefit (excluding systematic short-time workers), applicants
for Unemployment Assistance (excluding smallholders/farm assistants and
other self-employed persons) and other registrants including applicants for
credited Social Welfare contributions but excluding those directly involved in
an industrial dispute.

SOURCE: Central Statistics Office[/code]

Showing great stabilisation there.

Between this and the increase in exports, it’s already being spun as the “end of the recession”.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but all it could mean is that the level of emigration (incl immigrants returning home) roughly equates to current job losses.

Anyone know what change has occured in the nominal amount of people at work ?

PFFF. You and your pertinent questions. Get back in your box - your ruining the spin.

Blah, blah…

Yep, you need to be asking about the number of people employed full time. I’ve read conflicting reports that the Fas WPP scheme is taking people off the register despite them being effectively unemployed.

You are correct in this. On scheme, off register. Even on courses, off register even though they still receive social while on courses.

The number of includes those who are working part-time and signing on for those days that they are on the scratch.

“unemployment” is 280,000ish, as per the household survey.

Additionally the 435,000 also includes people who are signing on just for credits and are not entitled to dole or anyother payment.

others signing on to perserve their future entitlements, still at 13.4% too high.

Yeah, 'cos none of those self-employed really matter!

This is an important point. More than a quarter of the male workforce describes itself as self-employed. There are more females than males in full-time employment as an employee. Given the structure of employment in Ireland of recent years, I believe it is valid to consider most of those self-employed as effectively unemployed (construction workers). That they are not counted as unemployed according to the ILO method is no reason to dismiss them because they do not qualify.

BTW, the number of those part-time, underemployed is under 15,200 according to the last QNHS (dec 09).

3 day weeks left right and centre and company insolvencies up 27% … Ireland, still not doing reality but when did it ever :unamused:

Anecdotal evidence I know :angry: , but I have noticed a HUGE drop off in traffic in Dublin, and not all of it can be for the cycle to work scheme.
I am not the only one either. My parents live on a busy route in to the city centre. Used to have heavy traffic from about 7:30am until 10:00am and from 3:00pm until 8:00pm right outside the door |O . Now the traffic build up starts at 8am, and is gone by 9:30am, and in the evenings, the school run stuff starts at 3pm still, but no heavy traffic from about 6:30pm onwards.
Lots of people arriving early in work now, and they cannot believe it takes them so much less time than last year.

I have been noticing this for sometime now.
Found myself finishing a viewing at 6.30pm yesterday in the dead centre of town, along the quays.
Cursed the traffic before I got into my car expecting the worst.
Was no busier than an average Saturday afternoon.

I have also noticed a decline in the amount of eastern european registered cars driving around the place.

I run a couple of jobsites.

I can confirm things appear to have at least stabilised, and I would go as far as saying people are beginning to rehire people.

Im monitoring fas.ie and there is an increase in both real jobs and wpp1 & 2 jobs, small and slow increase but its there.
Im sure this place is headed for a double dip recession!

Another grey area is that of the self employed who are basically working for nothing keeping their businesses going in the hope things pan out longterm. Its at all levels I reckon.

But not at Newlands Cross outbound in the mornings thanks to them changing the signal sequence. Tailback goes all the way to the Red Cow some mornings!