Figures published today by the Central Statistics Office indicate that the Live Register in Wexford has declined by 15% on an annual basis and 55% since Fine Gael entered government in 2011, Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy, told WexfordToday.com
Enniscorthy Live Register figures declined by 15% annually and by 53% since Fine Gael entered government in 2011.
Gorey Live Register figures declined by 18% annually and by 56% since 2011.
New Ross Live Register figures declined by 13% annually and by 56% since 2011.
Wexford Town Live Register figures declined by 14% annually and by 56% since 2011.
Minister D’Arcy said; “This is excellent news for our local economy and for the people of Wexford.
“Nationally, the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,500 in May 2019, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 190,900.
“Earlier this week, the monthly unemployment rate for May 2019 fell to 4.4%, the lowest rate since 2005.
“The number of people unemployed was 108,200 in May 2019, down from 111,300 when compared to the April 2019 figure and a decrease of 33,200 when compared to May 2018.
“This is further positive news following on from the publication of the Labour Force Survey, Ireland’s key source of employment data, last month which indicated that over 2.3 million people were employed in Ireland in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.6% increase on the same quarter of 2018.”
Minister D’Arcy added; “Some 221,100 new jobs have been created since the start of 2016, we have well exceeded our target of 200,000 new jobs by 2020.
“Furthermore, our regional goal of 135,000 jobs has also been surpassed with 150,000 jobs created outside Dublin as of Q1 2019.
“On average, over 1,500 new jobs were created every week in Ireland over the last 12 months.
“It will ensure that there is a more effective balance of growth across our country, with the intention that all the regions grow at broadly comparable rates,” Minister D’Arcy concluded.