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Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Second APJ Progress Report (H2 2016) Published by the DJEI

The second progress report for the South East Action Plan for Jobs has been published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation. The report covers activity during the 6 month period from June to December, 2016. The report demonstrates that the South East APJ is making a positive impact on the local economy of the region. The Q4 2016 CSO QNHS figures reveal that there are now almost 215,000 people employed in the labour force in the South East. This represents a net increase of almost 13,000 jobs in the region since Q1 2015. That is over half of our target of 25,000 jobs by 2020. At the same time the unemployment rate has fallen to 9.4%, a drop of almost 3.5 percentage points over the same period. The full report can be accessed here: