RecruitAuto.ie welcomes decline in unemployment

RecruitAuto.ie, the recruitment portal for the Irish Motor industry, has welcomed new unemployment figures just published, which show that unemployment is continuing to fall steadily.

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the unemployment rate for April 2016 was 8.4per cent. This is down significantly from the same period last year, when the jobless rate stood at 9.7 per cent.

The number of unemployed people has also fallen by 3,700 in one month. It’s very positive news that 25,700 more people are back at work compared to April last year.

Male unemployment has fallen below 10 per cent for the first time since the Action Plan for Jobs was introduced. Good news too for young people, with the unemployment rate for 18 to 24 year olds continuing to fall steadily.  

A spokesman for Ireland’s specialist auto trade jobs website RecruitAuto.ie says: “The new Government now faces a very serious task to maintain the drive towards full employment. There can be no complacency, as it gets more difficult to create jobs particularly for the longterm unemployed.”

“We wish Mary Mitchell O’Connor, the new Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and the new Government well in putting in place the conditions and environment for businesses to create jobs. They must now build on the good foundations that are in place, and invest further to ensure this happens.”