A Kerry Fine Gael TD says there’s been a 38% drop in the Kerry Live Register since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs.
Brendan Griffin was speaking after the publication of the latest Live Register figures, and says the reduction shows that Fine Gael is prioritising job creation and reducing unemployment.
Between May last year and May of this year, there was a drop of over 1,500 (1,586) in the numbers signing on the Live Register in Kerry; that’s a 13 per cent reduction.
There are now 10,710 people signing on in the county as of the end of May; 409 fewer people than April, a four per cent monthly drop.
Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin says since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012, 6,526 fewer people are on the Live Register; that’s a drop of 38%, the best figure for any county in Ireland.
Between April and May, six of Kerry’s seven social welfare offices reported drops; Killarney was down 189 to 1,588, Dingle fell 89 to 551, and Kenmare saw 67 fewer people sign on at 300.
Killorglin’s Live Register dropped 43 in the past month to 832, Listowel dropped 28 to 2,097, and Caherciveen fell 23 to 381, however the numbers signing on in Tralee during May increased by 30 to 4,961.