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Live Register in Wexford falls by 13.29% 16/10/16

| October 16, 2016
PAULKEHOE
The number of people on the Live Register in Co. Wexford has fallen by  6,753 since 2012 with just under two thousand people annually signing off the register.
Minister Paul Kehoe, has said that new CSO figures show that the Live Register in County Wexford has fallen by 13.29%.

“My colleagues Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomed the fact that the Live Register nationally has fallen below 300,000 for the first time since 2008. 

“There’s also good news here in County Wexford with the Live Register having fallen by 6753 since 2012, with an annual decline of 1954.
 
“Fine Gael in Government is working to make progress in tackling joblessness in Wexford and helping people back into work.

“Since coming to Government Fine Gael has made significant progress on reducing unemployment. Now we must do more and we will do this through activation measures like:

· one-to-one engagements with jobseekers
· making work pay through sustainable wage increases, effective tax reductions and new social insurance measures like paternity benefit
· promoting financial supports like JobsPlus and the Wage Subsidy Scheme
· developing an Action Plan for Jobless Households
· reforming existing work schemes like Community Enterprise and Tus
· using incentives like JobsWeek to match jobseekers with employers
· developing initiatives across the whole of Government in education, training, housing and childcare

“Each new job created in Wexford is another family looking forward to a brighter future. Fine Gael in Government continues to prioritise job creation, because we believe that only a strong economy, supporting people at work, can pay for the services needed to improve people’s lives here in Wexford and around the country.”

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