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.