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Steady progress on reducing unemployment continuing – Minister Bruton

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD welcomed the latest unemployment numbers from the Central Statistics Office, showing that the steady fall in the numbers of people unemployed is continuing.

However the Minister also cautioned against any complacency. Speaking as he published the record jobs numbers for Irish exporting companies for 2015, Minister Bruton said:

“These figures from the Central Statistics Office are very welcome, confirming that the steady progress we have seen in reducing unemployment is continuing, with 700 fewer people unemployed in December compared to November, and 29,000 fewer people unemployed compared to this time last year.

“However these figures also show that there is no room for complacency. As we get closer to full employment it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that the jobs we are creating are filled by people coming out of unemployment. This Government has a long-term plan to keep the recovery going and ensure that we see no let-up in the progress we have seen in recent years, and we are determined that with the right policies we can deliver sustainable full employment in the coming years”.