Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has said that the Live Register is continuing to decline in County Roscommon at a time of “record unemployment figures nationally”.
“The CSO has reported that the monthly unemployment rate has dropped consistently over the past year and has now fallen to 5.3%, as of October 2018. There are now about 29,000 fewer people out of work in Ireland compared to October 2017 and it is almost eleven years since the unemployment rate was so low.
“Roscommon is benefitting as the CSO also reports consistent decline in the Live Register figures showing the number of persons on the Live Register in October 2018 is at its lowest number since May 2008”.
Senator Feighan added: “The Live Register has declined by 16% on an annual basis and by 55% since Fine Gael launched the first Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012. In Roscommon, the number of people on the Live Register has declined by 47% since Fine Gael launched its Action Plan for Jobs in 2012”.