The number of Live Registers last month decreased slightly compared to June.

Adjusted for the summer season, CSO figures show 183,300 registered, down 1,200 from the previous month.

The Live Register is used by the Social Protection Service’s local offices to track the number of people who are enrolled in a Job Seeker’s Benefit, Job Seeker’s Allowance, or other entitlement.

The register is not a measure of unemployment, as people with part-time jobs are entitled to benefits, but it broadly tracks improvements in the labor market.

The number of people from Ukraine on the Live Register grew by nearly 2,800 each month, bringing the total to over 9,900.

Under the EU Protection Directive, Ukrainian refugees are entitled to a range of assistance from the Social Protection Agency.

Most adult income assistance applications are initially processed as job seeker benefits until the most appropriate assistance is identified.

People who have received a job seeker’s allowance for at least 50 days will be added to the Live Register. This means that Ukrainians on the list have been in Ireland for at least six weeks.

Nevertheless, three-quarters of the registrants are Irish, and nearly half are in the 25-34 or 35-44 age group.

The biggest increase from June to July was in the South, adding just over 4,000 people.

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