Live Register continues to fall in Carlow as further employment created

5th May, 2017

 Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has said that the Live Register in Carlow has fallen by 17.8% since this time last year. Overall there has been a decrease of 37.8% since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.

“The national unemployment rate now stands at 6.2 %, down from a peak of 15.2% in 2012, as highlighted by my colleague, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor earlier this week. The Live Register has declined by 40% nationally since we launched the Action Plan for Jobs in early 2012.

“Thankfully this is not just a national success story; Carlow is also benefitting from the trend of falling unemployment.

“CSO figures show that the Live Register in Carlow has fallen by 17.8% since April last year. Overall the Live Register has decreased by 37.8% here in Carlow since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.

“The number of persons on the Live Register in April 2017 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since October 2008.

“In February 2012 there were 6,852 on the Live Register in Carlow, this figure has fallen to 4,264 in April 2017, a reduction of 2,588 or 37.8%.

“We must ensure that this trend continues for the well-being of all our people.

In February we launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to help creates jobs for all who seek one. 70% of the new jobs added in 2016 were outside Dublin and the Action Plan for 2017 will continue with this focus.

“Each new job created in Carlow is another family looking forward to a brighter future. Fine Gael in Government continues to prioritise job creation, because we believe that only a strong economy, supporting people at work, can pay for the services needed to improve people’s lives here in Carlow and around the country.”