Drop in the number of unemployed

Padraig Byrne

Published 26/07/2014 | 12:00

Minister Ann Phelan TD

THE publication of the Live Register figures for June 2014 last week have shown a drop in the number of those who are out of work over the course of the past year.

The publication for June 2014 has shown a 9.34% drop in the amount of people on the live register when compared to the figure from June 2013.

In effect the latest figures mean that a total of 684 people have rejoined the workforce in the past 12 months, which is something that is being welcomed by all local politicians.

Labour TD for Carlow/Kilkenny Ann Phelan said that getting people off of the live register is something that she and her party colleagues have been working extremely hard at over the past year.

'I have worked consistently with my colleagues in Government in my role as a member of the Task Force for the creation of Jobs the South East, to address the problem of unemployment while also highlighting the importance of the South East in job creation and investment. These figures are proof that the recovery is real,' said Deputy Phelan.

'The main priority of my party has been the creation of sustainable long term jobs and a turnaround in our economy. I realise that the rate of joblessness is still high but this week's report from the CSO shows we are moving in the right direction.'

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