Dublin Fingal Jobs Figures: Swords shows biggest percentage drop in Live register Figures in Dublin

2 October 2014

Brendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, has welcomed the continued downward trend in Live Register figures in North County Dublin. September 2014 figures showed that both Balbriggan and Swords showed a strong decrease of people on the Live Register compared to September 2013. Swords registered the strongest decrease in the entire Dublin region, showing a 16.48% decrease on this time last year with a figure of 3658 currently on the Live Register. Balbriggan registered an 8.48% decrease on September 2013 with a figure of 4305.

Ryan “I am very encouraged by the continued downward trend in unemployment figures in Fingal and throughout the country. When I became TD in 2011, the number of people on the Live Register in both the Balbriggan and Swords region topped 5,000. We are now seeing a real decrease and this trend is very positive. Under this Government unemployment has been reduced from a high of 15.1%, to the current five year low of 11.1%. We still have a long way to go but the only route back to prosperity is through job creation and employment. The Government’s action plan for jobs and certain activation measures in the Department of Social Protection are playing a progressive role in bringing out unemployment rate down.”


Brendan Ryan TD



Sep 2013

Sep 2014

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