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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 21 February 2013

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Questions (57)

Pádraig MacLochlainn


57. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of the 12,000 new jobs created in the private sector as claimed in the action plan for jobs progress report, the number that were part-time, full-time or causal-temporary in nature. [9052/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

A total of 12,000 net new jobs were created across private sector activity in the economy in the year to the end of Quarter 3 2012. As this is an aggregate figure across different economic sectors, it is not possible to break the net figure down into full-time and part-time jobs. However, it is worth noting that IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland client companies created almost 10,000 full-time jobs between them in 2012. The most recent Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) published by the CSO, which covers Quarter 3 2012, shows that overall in the economy, there has been a trend towards a reduction in full-time employment and an increase in part-time employment. Although job losses continue to be experienced in declining sectors such as construction, jobs growth is taking place other export-oriented sectors of the economy such as agrifood and ICT. The positive results from the enterprise development agencies in 2012 underscores the merits of the Government’s focus on innovation, enterprise and exports under the Action Plan for Jobs.