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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 132

Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Employment Participation, in writing, on 27 November 2008:

How many Long Term Unemployed (12 months plus unemployed) undertook an educational placement between November 2007 and November 2008.

Mr Brendan O’Connor (Minister for Employment Participation) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

Training assistance to jobseekers is usually provided through the Jobseeker Account and Training Credits or Accounts.  Between November 2007 and November 2008, some 72,979 long term unemployed jobseekers undertook such training.