Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017: Motion

4:00 pm

Photo of Tom NevilleTom Neville (Limerick County, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I wish to make a brief comment. We should note that the new unemployment figure is down to 6.1%. I urge the Department to continue its work. Obviously, there will be challenges ahead in this regard and in respect of a tightening jobs market. Overall, given where we have come from, it is good to have the unemployment rate down to 6.1%. I realise that when it gets down to 5%, it is considered full employment and that will entail challenges, but I believe it is important to note that figure today.


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