Unemployment Numbers Falling Slowly But Still Too High

Wexford Chamber have noted that  while the numbers on the Live Register continue to drop, they need to fall at a quicker pace.

Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber said “The number of people on the Live Register continues to drop every month and now stands at the lowest in over four years. While there is no doubt that this is positive news, if we continue at this pace, then the level of unemployment in this country will remain at unacceptably high levels for years to come.”

“Chambers  have consistently supported the Government’s view that it cannot create jobs; however, it must do everything in its power to create the best conditions for job creation. Driving down the cost of doing business to allow companies to employ the staff they need to grow and prosper rather than spending excessive amounts of money on commercial rates, taxes and levies is key. The Government can also play a major role in ensuring that the skilled workers required by businesses are available. In this way, we can further reduce unemployment and secure the subsequent economic benefits for all” she concluded.