Live register figures fall for 39 consecutive months

“Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said that the fact the live register has now fallen for 39 consecutive months shows that the Action Plan for Jobs is working and is benefitting people across the North County.


“Live register figures have now fallen for 39 consecutive months with the unemployment rate again decreasing to 10.1%.On a seasonally adjusted basis, 4,300 people left the live register in the last month and this is testament to the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.


“Job creation remains to the fore of the Government’s agenda with our aims now set on creating 40,000 jobs this year and achieving full employment by 2018. Job creation is fundamental to ensuring our economy continues on the road to recovery. Every job that is created provides the Exchequer with an increase in tax revenues which allows the Government to reduce income tax and to improve the services in our local communities.


“While live register figures in the Swords and Balbriggan local welfare offices have reduced significantly in the last year, much work remains to be done to ensure that every person in the Dublin Fingal feels the benefits of the economic recovery in their own home and in their own pocket. Figures in both of Dublin Fingal’s social welfare offices peaked in July 2012, and between then and January of this year, live register figures in the Swords office fell by 29.4% while figures in the Balbriggan office reduced by 22.1%


“These figures, released by the Central Statistic’s Office, show that this Government’s plan is working and I will continue to engage with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to ensure that every person in the North County feels the positive impacts of an improving economy, and of increasing levels of job creation.”