O’Keeffe welcomes employment increase

Senator Susan O'Keeffe
Labour Senator, Susan O’Keeffe, has welcomed new figures which show employment has increased by 1.7% over the last year, with 31,600 additional people at work.

Labour Senator, Susan O’Keeffe, has welcomed new figures which show employment has increased by 1.7% over the last year, with 31,600 additional people at work.

Unemployment has fallen for nine consecutive quarters and now stands at 11.5%, down from a peak of over 15%.

“These latest CSO figures show the degree to which the Government’s strategies to create jobs and reduce the Live Register are succeeding in the North West,” she said.

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