Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the live register figures published by the CSO which show that unemployment levels have fallen for the month of August.
“I am pleased that the live register figures for the month of August have dropped showing that unemployment levels are continuing to decrease. On a seasonally adjusted basis, live register figures dropped by 2,900 for the month of August. Unemployment levels are now at 11.2% having fallen from the high of 15.1% in February 2012.”
“Previous projections from the ESRI have indicated that unemployment levels will fall to 9.8% next year. Based upon this information, it is evident that the Government’s job creation policies are working and the initiatives implemented as part of the Action Plan for Jobs are leading to more people entering full-time employment which also highlights the sustainability of the State’s economic recovery. We remain on target to achieve our goal of creating 100,000 jobs.”
“The continuing decreases in unemployment levels will be welcome news for people and SMEs throughout Dublin Fingal, especially given circa 700 of these jobs were created in the Dublin area. These decreases are not only allowing people to return to work but they also show that businesses are becoming increasingly confident in the future of the Irish economy. Given that SMEs are vital to the recovery of our local economy and job creation, I will continue to work for supports for these businesses to provide them with extra opportunities to develop and grow.”
“In the next month I hope to have Richard Bruton at a Business Breakfast Meeting in the constituency which, following the success of a similar meeting last year, will showcase the important supports available to businesses in Fingal, allowing them to grow and create further jobs.”