Live register falls almost 10% in a year – Deering

3rd October, 2014

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed this week’s CSO figures showing that the number of people signing on to the Live Register has fallen almost 10% year on year.

 

“This week’s CSO figures show that the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) is working. In unadjusted terms there were 370,050 people signing on the Live Register in September 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 38,620; a drop of almost 10%.

“Employment is now at its highest level since 2009. Nearly 700 jobs were created in the last few days alone.

“This time last year there were 6,647 people signing on the Live Register in Carlow. Over the course of the year we can see that this figure has dropped by 8.5% to 6,081 a welcome reduction of 566. There are of course still too many people out of work but things are going in the right direction. The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs has a regional focus and we want to ensure that this ongoing economic upturn is felt by all.

“The CSO figures show that since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012, the live register has fallen from 15.1% down to 11.1% currently. We are firmly on track to help create 100,000 jobs by 2016.”