“The latest CSO Live Register figures show that the number of people signing on in Donegal has dropped by 6% since 2012, with 125,000 new jobs added across the country.
“While the Live Register figures are very encouraging, there is no doubt that more jobs and opportunities are needed here in Donegal but the. The recovery is still fragile and there are too many people who have not yet felt the benefits. Fine Gael in government has cut the USC and reduced the income tax rate. It is important that we continue to add more jobs and to make work pay by reducing the tax burden further.
“The Government is on track to replace all the jobs lost in the crisis by 2018 and to bring about a situation where there will be more Irish people coming back home to take up jobs.
“Each week in 2015 over 1,300 jobs have been added to the economy showing that the Government’s plan to get the economy back on track is working. All regions have experienced job increases and unemployment decreases in the past year, meaning that the recovery is spreading to all parts of the country.
“While there is still more work to be done, the recovery is spreading to all parts of the country, and it is important that we work hard to continue to support further growth. A steady, stable and sustainable economy is that the people of Donegal need and deserve. This is what the Government is committed to achieving.”Tags: