Live Register continues to fall in Carlow as more jobs are created – Deering

2nd June, 2017

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, said that the Live Register in Carlow has fallen by 17% since this time last year.

Overall there has been a decrease of 36% here since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.

Deputy Deering said: “The national unemployment rate now stands at 6.4%, down from a peak of 15.2% in 2012. The Live Register has declined by more than 40% nationally since we launched the Action Plan for Jobs in early 2012.

“Every region of Ireland has seen a substantial fall in unemployment and we in Fine Gael are determined that this trend continues.

“CSO figures show that the Live Register in Carlow has fallen by 17.1% since May last year. Overall the Live Register has decreased by 36% here in Carlow since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.

“The number of people on the Live Register in May 2017 is the lowest number recorded since October 2008.

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

Deering added, “We are determined that our economic resurgence is felt in all parts of Ireland. Over 70% of the new jobs added in 2016 were outside Dublin and the Action Plan for 2017, launched in February will continue to focus on developing our regions.

“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.”