Can find the 1999 report
FAS - Training and Employment Authority
At the end of 1999, 36,579 people were employed on FÁS supported Community Employment projects throughout the country. The numbers on the Job Initiative stood at 2,198 bringing the total to 38,777 on Community Employment/Job Initiative.
There would appear to be a lot more on FAS courses than we think. They are not included in Live Register figures.