Growing Unemployment Causing “Uncertainty, Anxiety and Distress”4th July 2011
According to figures just released from the Central Statistics Office unemployment across the constituency is still on the increase. These figures show that those on the live register for North Tipperary has now reached 7,965 an increase of almost 400 people since the corresponding May figures, while the South Tipperary and Offaly figures show a similar increase. Nationally there is a slight increase in the standardized unemployment rate.
These figures reflect the increased anxiety, uncertainty and distress that many people are facing on a daily basis.
Behind these figures lie real stories of families and individuals affected by unemployment. On a daily basis these individuals face hardship and struggle to make ends meet and all through no fault of their own. This news that unemployment is still on the increase, is devastating for them and for our economy.
Many of our young people are forced to emigrate to gain meaningful employment. This is causing real distress to countless families. In addition as a result of this we are losing some of our brightest talents and most educated and innovative minds. We cannot recover while such a brain drain continues.