Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has responded to the release of the live register figures today by saying that it is clear that the jobs situation is still in crisis.
He also said that the government cannot be allowed to rely on emigration to sort out the crisis
Senator Cullinane said:
“The live register figures today show a slight reduction in the live register of 3,400 however over the same period twice that amount will have emigrated.
“It is clear that the jobs situation is still very much in crisis. Over the past month there were over 40,000 new entrants on to the live register and we have consistent levels of long-term and underemployment.
“The government cannot be allowed to rely on emigration to sort this issue out.
“It is clear that our people want to work and our enterprises battling, however there is more to be done to increase investment.”