Government aiming for full employment by 2020

UPDATE: A new economic plan announced this afternoon will see effective full employment returned to Ireland by 2020, the government has claimed.

17th December, 2013
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

A new economic plan announced this afternoon will see effective full employment returned to Ireland by 2020, the government has claimed.

That would see 2.1 million people in the workforce in seven years time, with an unemployment rate of between 5 and 6 per cent.

The Medium Term Economic Strategy 2020 aims to reduce unemployment to below 10 per cent by the end of 2016, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said at a press conference. He was joined at the launch...

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