Live Register numbers down for June

Figures for June show that the Live Register total is at its lowest in five years.

The numbers signing on fell by 4,400, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 386,200.

In unadjusted terms, there were nearly 400,000 people signing on the Live Register last month. This represents a decrease of 8.4% on last year.

The standardised unemployment rate in June 2014 was 11.6%, a slight fall compared to May.

The CSO also reports that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey was 12% in the first quarter of the year.

The number of male claimants fell by 10.4%, while the number of female claimants was down by over 5%.

The number of long-term claimants also dropped by 8,650 and 52.6% (209,955) of all claimants on the Live Register were short-term.


THE number of children with mental health issues presenting to the paediatric emergency department in Temple Street has increased dramatically, according to a study by Dr Eoin Fitzgerald.Learning Points: Light at the end of the tunnel for mental health?

Cooking in the MasterChef kitchen is just as scary as you’d imagine, writes Georgia Humphreys.Sweet 16 as Masterchef returns

Martin Hayes doesn’t like to stand still. The fiddle virtuoso from East Clare has made it a hallmark of his career to seek out creative ideas from beyond his musical tradition.Martin Hayes: Breaking new ground

At this point, if we are talking about a collective consciousness and how to move forward, lets go back to basics and talk about what we teach our children and what we were taught ourselves, writes Alison Curtis.Mum's the Word: Children remind us, in a world where we can be anything, be kind

More From The Irish Examiner