Despite the visit on Monday last by seven senior current governing Government Politicians; which included An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny, An Tánaiste M/s Joan Burton, Minister for Justice M/s Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for the Environment Mr Alan Kelly, Minister for Jobs Mr Richard Bruton, Junior State Minister for Agriculture Mr Tom Hayes, Minister for Agriculture Mr Simon Coveney, including 4 other duly elected resident Co Tipperary politicians namely Noel Coonan (Fine Gael), Séamus Healy (Independent), Mattie McGrath (Independent), Michael Lowry (Independent) the Live Register of Unemployed Persons in Co Tipperary’s continues to rise.
Figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), latter the Governments own body responsible for compiling Irish official statistics, show that unemployment increased again by 41 persons during the month of January 2015, when compared to similar figures published by the CSO in December 2014.
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It should also be noted that no opportunity was afforded to any Tipperary Development Groups to sit down, even briefly, with An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny or Minister for Jobs Mr Richard Bruton or indeed any of the aforementioned visiting government elected officials; to enter into helpful future dialogue regarding the future growth and enhancement of Co Tipperary.
Unemployment Figures For Co Tipperary as at January 31st 2015
- North Tipperary Unemployment for December 2014 – Both Sexes – All Ages = 6,271.
Nenagh – Both Sexes – All Ages = 2,542, Roscrea – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,193, Thurles – Both Sexes – All ages = 2,536.
- South Tipperary Unemployment – Both Sexes – All Ages = 7,864.
Cahir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,135, Carrick-On-Suir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,699, Cashel – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,031, Clonmel – Both Sexes – All Ages = 2,478, Tipperary Town – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,521.
- Total Unemployed Persons in Co Tipperary for December 2014 = 14,135.
- North Tipperary Unemployment Figures for January 2015 – Both Sexes – All ages = 6,312.
Nenagh – Both sexes – All ages = 2,568 (Up 26), Roscrea – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,166 (Down 27), Thurles – Both Sexes – All Ages = 2,578 (Up 42), Total unemployment increase in North Tipperary 41.
- South Tipperary – Both Sexes – All Ages = 7,864.
Cahir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,129 (Down 6), Carrick-On-Suir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,685 (Down 14), Cashel – Both sexes – All ages = 1,060 (Up 29), Clonmel – Both sexes – All ages = 2,480 (Up 2), Tipperary Town – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,510 (Down 11).
- Total Unemployed Persons in Co. Tipperary for January 2015 = 14,176.