218. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the starting period from which the job targets projected up until 2020 will commence as envisaged under the programme for Government; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11153/16 asked on 19 May 2016 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): Ireland’s return to economic growth has demonstrated our ability, through concerted efforts across Government to focus actions on those areas that help to create jobs. We have made substantial progress since the Action Plan for Jobs process was first introduced in 2012. We can point to the considerable strides made with 1.9 million people at work today (QNHS Q4 2015) and an unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent in Ap...

200. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his projections for reducing the long-term unemployment numbers and rate in the period to 2020, by year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3968/16 asked on 02 Feb 2016 - Job Creation)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.18 million in employment and reduce the overall unemployment rate to 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy. The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 2025 which are focused on supporting the productive sector, ...

74. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Taoiseach the number of jobs created on a seasonally adjusted basis since the Action Plan for Jobs was established in each Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics 3 Region and to date in 2016 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2812/16 asked on 26 Jan 2016 - Job Creation Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Paul Kehoe) (Deputy Paul Kehoe): The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of employment in the State. The most recent figures available are for Q3 2015. While non-seasonally adjusted estimates of employment are produced by NUTS 3 Regions, seasonally adjusted figures are only available at State level.
Table 1 below shows the seas...

4. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation why the Government’s timeline for job targets has been extended to 2020 from what was previously declared by the Taoiseach in January 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2144/16 asked on 20 Jan 2016 - Job Creation)

Deputy Dara Calleary: When it comes to facts the Taoiseach is about as reliable as the Irish weather. He changed completely the goalposts in regard to job creation targets conveniently enough during the Christmas break, in the hope that nobody would notice. He says that full employment, which the Minister defines at 6%, will be achieved by 2020 instead of 2018. Will the Minister outline the background to that change? Will he also clarify why the Government agreed that 6% would be regarded as...

234. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost incurred to meet the regional job targets as outlined in Enterprise 2025. (Question 46415/15 asked on 17 Dec 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Enterprise 2025, the Government’s long-term enterprise policy was launched in November this year. It is an ambitious strategy, with the objective of delivering growth over the next decade that is sustainable, led by strong export performance, builds on our sectoral strengths, and that is underpinned by innovation, productivity, cost effectiveness and competitiveness. We aim to build resilience into our economy so that we do ...

198. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of net jobs created since the Action Plan for Jobs was established in each Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics 3 Region, in 2015 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45199/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Action Plan for Jobs has been an annual process whereby changes right across Government have been developed, and then implemented with a strict timetable overseen from the Taoiseach’s Office. The focus of the actions is to achieve key targets, principally getting 100,000 people back at work and improving the business environment for growing strong enterprises.
The APJ has focused on three main areas:
- programmes that hav...

65. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the potential number of projected jobs that will be created under Enterprise 2025, by sector, by year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43181/15 asked on 02 Dec 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 2025 which are focused on supporting the productive sector, enhancin...

93. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the potential number of projected jobs that will be created, and the number that will be created in each region, under Enterprise 2025, in each year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42067/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

94. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if job projections under Enterprise 2025 include employment forecasts once the transatlantic trade and investment partnership negotiations are complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42068/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

95. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if jobs projections under Enterprise 2025 include targets already set out in Food Wise 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42069/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

96. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the potential number of projected jobs that will be created directly and indirectly relating to exporting enterprises under Enterprise 2025, in each year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42070/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

97. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the potential number of projected jobs that will be created in the tourism sector under Enterprise 2025, in each year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42071/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

98. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in tabular form, on an annual basis, the potential number of projected Enterprise Ireland jobs that will be created directly and indirectly under Enterprise 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42072/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

99. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the potential number of projected IDA Ireland jobs that will be created directly and indirectly under Enterprise 2025, in each year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42073/15 asked on 26 Nov 2015 - Job Creation Targets)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 to 99, inclusive, together. 
Enterprise 2025 sets out the potential to reach 2.180 million in employment and an overall unemployment rate of 6 percent by 2020. This is based on the premise of export led growth and the additional indirect jobs stimulated by the activities of exporting enterprises in the wider economy.
The ambition is predicated on taking the actions set out in Enterprise 202...

17. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he has examined the effect on employment creation of the adjustment to the minimum wage in 2016; and the measures introduced in budget 2016 with regard to employer’s PRSI; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37993/15 asked on 04 Nov 2015 - Job Creation)

Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Gerald Nash): At all times the Governments policy choices are considered in the context of the impact on jobs. This is at the heart of the Action Plan for Jobs process and has been a central feature of successive Budgets and The Pathways to Work programme. This level of policy focus has helped create an environment where 126,000 extra people are at work, all regions are increasing employment and our economy is the f...

92. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, in tabular form, by county, the number of new Industrial Development Agency Ireland jobs created over the 2000 to 2010 period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35632/15 asked on 13 Oct 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 92, 96 and 97 together.
My Department’s Annual Employment Survey reports on employment in companies supported by the Enterprise Development agencies. Data is compiled on an annual basis and is published on a 10-year time series. I have asked IDA Ireland to compile a table reflecting the time series requested by the Deputy and will provide this information as soon as it received.
IDA Ireland d...

93. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, in tabular form, by county, the number of new Enterprise Ireland jobs created over the 2000 to 2010 period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35633/15 asked on 13 Oct 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Enterprise Ireland’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurs, Irish business and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership, and competitiveness. The ultimate objective is increased employment and prosperity in Ireland. The companies that Enterprise Ireland works with are a vital source of employment, both direct and indirect, in every county in Ireland. Over the...

96. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, by county, the number of jobs supported by the Industrial Development Agency Ireland at the end of quarter three, 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35789/15 asked on 13 Oct 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 92, 96 and 97 together.
My Department’s Annual Employment Survey reports on employment in companies supported by the Enterprise Development agencies. Data is compiled on an annual basis and is published on a 10-year time series. I have asked IDA Ireland to compile a table reflecting the time series requested by the Deputy and will provide this information as soon as it received.
IDA Ireland d...

97. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, by county, a breakdown of the number of Industrial Development Agency Ireland sponsored visits from the start of quarter one to the end of quarter three, 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35790/15 asked on 13 Oct 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 92, 96 and 97 together.
My Department’s Annual Employment Survey reports on employment in companies supported by the Enterprise Development agencies. Data is compiled on an annual basis and is published on a 10-year time series. I have asked IDA Ireland to compile a table reflecting the time series requested by the Deputy and will provide this information as soon as it received.
IDA Ireland d...

350. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, by county, the number of jobs supported by Enterprise Ireland on 31 December 2014 and on 30 June 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28560/15 asked on 14 Jul 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Enterprise Ireland’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership, and competitiveness with the ultimate objective of job creation. Employment data for Enterprise Ireland is collected annually as part of the Annual Employment Survey which measures the number of jobs in Agency assisted clients. The lates...

352. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, by county, the number of jobs supported by Local Enterprise Offices on 31 December 2014 and on 30 June 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28562/15 asked on 14 Jul 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): The 2014 annual results for the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) show that 4,012 extra jobs were created by companies supported by the Department of Jobs through the LEOs. The results, which were compiled by the Enterprise Ireland Centre of Excellence, using the same systems as applied to the Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland annual results, show that at the end of 2014, total direct employment among the 6,058 LEO client comp...

6. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Taoiseach if he will provide the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, which gave the total number of persons in the labour force in the fourth quarter of 2014 as 2,152,500, representing a decrease of 10,500, that is, -0.5% over 2013 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12091/15 asked on 19 May 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, together.
The following tables contain detailed data on the questions asked. The data are drawn from the quarterly national household survey, the official source of estimates of employment in the State. The data show the overall stock of persons employed at given points in time. Annual changes are calculated using these stock figures and measure the number of extra job...

119. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide the details of a jobs announcement (details supplied); the timing of the job creation; the interactions that have been had between any State enterprise agency and the promoter; if his attention has been drawn to these interactions and to the announcement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12423/15 asked on 26 Mar 2015 - Job Creation)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): The company referred to, which announced the Global Sustainability Initiative for Facilitating Investment in Africa, is neither an IDA Ireland nor Enterprise Ireland client company and neither agency were involved in this announcement. Nevertheless, I welcome the announcement and IDA Ireland has agreed to help attract companies into the proposed technology hub, the “Global Sustainability Centre,” within the Castlebar facility...

261. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if those who are in paid work for one hour per week are to be counted as being employed in the Government target of full employment by 2018; his plans to measure under-employment among those persons who wish to work longer hours but are not offered same; the target for living-wage employment; if he will publish figures for those employed but not in living-wage jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5927/15 asked on 10 Feb 2015 - Job Creation Data)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Three years ago the Government set a target of having an extra 100,000 people back at work by 2016. That target will now be delivered upon during 2015, over 12 months early. The live register has fallen for 38 months in a row since the crisis peak of 15.1% three years ago to 10.5% today. The latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures show that, for the year to end Q3 2014, the numbers of people in employment increased ...

16. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide an update on the work of the consultative committee on jobs in the green economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48141/14 asked on 17 Dec 2014 - Job Creation)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Consultative Committee on Jobs in the Green Economy was established in 2013 arising from a commitment in Delivering our Green Potential, the Government’s Policy Statement on Growth and Employment in the Green Economy. The Committee was established to help identify emerging opportunities for Ireland in the Green Economy and any enablers or barriers to seizing those opportunities. The Committee, which I chair, involves ...