08 February 2016

Fitzgerald Welcomes Local Unemployment Drop

Fitzgerald Welcomes Local Unemployment Drop

  • Signs of a deepening recovery that will deliver a bright future for all
  • Live Register fell by 35% in Clondalkin and Lucan since July 2012

Local TD and General Election candidate, Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, has acknowledged the ongoing decline in unemployment across Dublin Mid-West during the lifetime of the Government in which she served.

“I welcome the official confirmation of the decrease in the Live Register. Overall, those signing on from the Clondalkin office fell from a high of 9,472 in July 2012 to January’s figure of 6,118, a drop of 35%. Our national unemployment rate is also down to 8.6% as the recovery takes hold.

“But behind the figures lie the real story of our economic recovery; people who lost jobs as a result of the crash who are re-entering the workforce, families who can now plan their future with a solid foundation of a job behind them and young people, who instead of having to emigrate for work, can now chose to make their lives in Ireland.

Fitzgerald also took the opportunity to highlight the long term plans Fine Gael have for the country and the benefit a stable economy will have on everyone’s day-to-day lives.

“I am standing as a Fine Gael candidate in Dublin Mid-West to ensure that these unemployment figures continue to drop and that the hard won economic recovery is felt by every family across Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart and Brittas.

“Fine Gael has a Long Term Economic Plan which will create a further 200,000 jobs and ensure that by 2020 everyone who wants a job will be able to get a job. Not only that, we want to make sure that work pays and that everyone has the same opportunities in life. It is these jobs that will enable us to invest in the kind of services we all want to see available.

“Over the past five years I have been proud of the work the Government has done to restore the economy and the foundations we’ve laid for future progress. I want to continue that work and deliver more for both our community and our country, to ensure that everyone has the ability not just to survive, but to thrive. I would hope my own track record and that of the Government will give voters the confidence to return me and the current Government on February 26th,” concluded Fitzgerald.