|Employment Data for the Dublin labour market
The need for accurate local data arose from recommendations
of the report Solving Long-term Unemployment in Dublin – The
Lessons from Policy Innovation (2000). While the Live Register provides
useful baseline data and the CSO Household Surveys provide accurate averaged
regional data, the Labour Market Policy Group examined the type of information
specific to local areas, especially disadvantaged areas, needed to enable
effective local planning.
Even aggregated information from available public sources would not give
a final and usable database for local planning. Following a pilot research
project in Ballymun and its further development in partnership with the
Pact (see T. Ronayne, M. Creedon, Networking for Local Employment:
How State and Community Agencies should work together to deliver effective
Labour Market Programmes - the lessons of Ballymunn), a proposal was
developed for the collection of localised data through the CSO for disadvantaged
areas and submitted to Government for consideration.
The Pact is pursuing this proposal particularly given the commitments
around improving the collection of social data outlined in the 2003 Partnership
Agreement Sustaining Progress, Section 5.5.1, p. 62.
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