Live Register figures edge 0.1% higher in July – CSO
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the seasonally adjusted Live Register total for July rose by 0.1%, or 200, from June to reach a total of 183,500 people.
The CSO said the unadjusted Live Register total stood at 195,095 for last month.
Of the 195,095 people on the unadjusted Live Register in July 2023, 50.6% were men.
Today’s figures show that the 35-44 age group made up the largest number of those on the Live Register in July at 45,483 people – or 23.3% of the total.
They also reveal that the counties with the largest percentage increase in the number of people on the Live Register in the 12 months to July were Kerry, with an increase of 10.8%, Sligo, which rose by 10.7% and Leitrim – up 10.6%.
The CSO also noted that a total of 23,277 people benefitted from the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive included in the Live Register figures for July, up 284 from the previous month.
The Live Register is not designed to measure unemployment as it includes part-time workers as well as seasonal and casual workers who are entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance.
CSO figures earlier this week showed that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July eased to 4.1%, down from a revised rate of 4.2% recorded in June.
Previous estimates had suggested the rate dropped to 3.8% in May and June, below the previous all-time low of 3.9% reached between October 2000 and April 2001 in the early days of the Celtic Tiger boom.