4 December 2014
- 24% drop in the Live Register figure in Cork since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs
- Latest CSO figures show unemployment in Cork at lowest in almost 6 years
Since the Government launched its Action Plan for Jobs in 2013 there has been a 24% decrease in the number of people unemployed in Cork. In February 2012, across Cork County there was almost 44,000 people out of work, today there are 33,344. While this is still too many people out of work it is a sign that we moving in the right direction.
When you look at a breakdown of the figures you see that there has been a fall of 25% in Cork City and in Carrigaline. For all of Cork County and for Cork City the number of people unemployed is now at its lowest since January 2009, that is its lowest in almost 6 years.
The trend in Cork of fewer people being unemployed reflects what is happing nationally. Latest CSO Live Register figures show that the overall unemployment rate has dropped to 10.7% from a high of 15.1% in 2012. This shows that the Action Plan for Jobs is working; it is achieving real results and helping to create more jobs.
Thanks to the sacrifices people have made our economy has stabilised and now we are seeing a continuing trend of job creation and lower rates of unemployment. These latest figures give us confidence that if we stick with the plan, we can ensure that people’s sacrifices are not wasted, and that we can deliver a consistent and sustainable jobs recovery in Cork and right across the country.