Local TD Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs has today welcomed the 8% annual reduction in the live register figures for Clondalkin as a “clear and encouraging sign that the Irish economy is moving in the right direction”.
Figures published by the CSO today show that the live register total for the Clondlakin local office area, which encompasses the bulk of Dublin Mid West, showed a fall from 9.033 in October 2012 to 8,345 in October 2013.
Minister Fitzgerald stated: "This figure is still too high, but I welcome the fact that we are now going in the right direction"
“This significant decrease in live register numbers in the Clondalkin area should be taken as a positive indicator that the Government's 'Action Plan for Jobs' is working."
“These statistics, coupled to recent announcements of major investments by Digital Realty and Microsoft in massive data centre developments in the Clondalkin area, all point to a brightening economic picture as Ireland prepares to exit the troika bailout."
“Nationally, the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since 2009, following five quarters in succession where unemployment has declined on an annual basis. The Taoiseach has rightly hailed this as a sign that business confidence is rising," concluded Fitzgerald.