RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s recruitment website welcomed the publication of the latest Live Register figures, showing a continuing fall in the numbers of people signing on.
The seasonally adjusted figures show a decline of 2,800 compared to the January figures and a decline of 44,356 compared to the February 2016 figures. All 8 regions have shown fall in live register over past 12 months
At the end of February, there were 117,048 long term Live Register claimants, over 40 per cent fewer than the peak crisis number of 201,513 in August 2012.
The number of persons on the Live Register in February 2017 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since November 2008.
Earlier this week, CSO figures showed that the unemployment rate fell to 6.6 per cent, down from 6.7 per cent in January, and from 8.4 per cent in February 2016.