Varadkar: Live register figures to fall below 300,000

Varadkar: Live register figures to fall below 300,000

Leo Varadkar says the Live Register will fall below 300,000, in the next few months, for the first time since 2008.

The Social Protection Minister is launching Jobs Week today.

The number of people working in Ireland passed two million this summer for first time since 2009.

Minister Varadkar says his department is changing its approach: "First of all we are going to have a lot more one to one engagement.

"Which is obviously good.

We will be engaging a lot more with people who have disabilities.

"We will be trying to tell employers a little bit more about the supports that are on offer to them and also we will be reforming and recaliberating the welfare to work schemes."


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