Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (41)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

40 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs created on an annual basis in each of the past three years and to date in 2012; the numbers of which were in the manufacturing, services and IT sectors; the number of jobs lost in each category in the same period; the extent if any to which he intends to specifically target particular headings in order to address emerging trends; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33900/12]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

The figures in respect of jobs in Enterprise Development agency-supported companies and those supported by the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) are compiled in the Forfás Annual Employment Survey and the CEB Annual Employment Survey respectively on an annualised basis. The figures in respect of jobs created and lost in Enterprise Development agency-supported companies in 2011 are set out in the table accompanying this reply. The figures refer to the manufacturing and services sectors. As the figures are compiled on an annualised basis, the figures for 2012 will be available in the early part of 2013.

The Deputy may wish to consult with the Central Statistics Office as regards jobs created and lost in the economy as a whole.

The Action plan for Jobs 2012 contains a number of sectoral-focused initiatives that include the sectors outlined by the Deputy. These include the establishment of a Manufacturing Development Forum, to identify the needs of that sector which is being led by my Department and implementing an action plan to address the skills needs of the ICT sector, which is being led by my colleague the Minister for Education and Skills.

Jobs Created in Agency-assisted companies in the Manufacturing and Services Sectors

Sector

2009

2010

2011

Manufacturing

6,794

8,167

9,042

Services

6,590

11,371

11,191

Total

13,384

19,538

20,233

Jobs Lost in Agency-assisted companies in the Manufacturing and Services Sectors

Sector

2009

2010

2011

Manufacturing

28,711

14,289

9,423

Services

14,711

9,101

6,130

Total

43,422

23,390

15,553