THERE has been a 16 per cent fall since the same time last year for the number of people on the live register in Limerick.
That’s according to figures obtained by Limerick Fine Gael TD, Tom Neville who has been elected as the vice-chairman of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee.
Speaking from Dublin this week, Deputy Neville said that where his aim is to advocate for business across the Mid West while citing the 16 per cent fall in numbers on the live register in last 12 months.
There are 1,768 less people on the register and “since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the number signing on has decreased locally by 56 per cent or 11,371 people” Deputy Neville told the Limerick Post.
“The unemployment rate falling below six per cent cannot be taken for granted. This has taken immense work and effort by all across the country.
“I hope to use my new position as Vice Chairperson of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee, to help keep business needs on the agenda.
“Limerick has benefited greatly from our resurgent economy; I am committed to ensuring this continues.
“With Fine Gael’s policies and prudent management of the country since taking over after the financial crash, it is imperative that we continue on this path to help our communities and families and ensure a prosperous future.
“Statistics can seem meaningless but this has a real impact on communities all around the country. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can provide the services needed to improve people’s lives.
“This is also great news for communities across the county, as every job created has a positive knock-on effect for local businesses and services.
“According to the European Commission Spring Economic Forecast, the Irish economy is expected to remain robust, supported by positive labour market trends and investment in construction,” Deputy Neville said.
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