September Live Register Figures mask real situation – Clare Yearly unemployment figures increased by 47.6% in the past twelve months – BREEN.

October 7th, 2008 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen commenting on the release of the CSO Live Register Figures for 2008 said that “the September figures mask the real situation, unemployment figures have increased in County Clare by 47.6% over the past twelve months. Deputy Breen said that the rate of increase in the Under 25 Category is particularly worrying with a whopping 65.1% increase over the same 12-month period. He is calling on the Government to show the same urgency now in dealing with Ireland’s declining competitiveness as they had shown over the past few days in dealing with the crisis in the Banking Sector.