Senator Frank Feighan has claimed that 5,600 new jobs were created in the region covering Roscommon, Galway and Mayo over the last year.
He said: “Labour Force Survey data published by the CSO shows continued strong momentum in the labour market with robust jobs growth across the country, benefitting families and strengthening communities here in this region”.
Senator Feighan continued: “These figures show that the number at work (in this region) continues to expand, with additional jobs created over the year to the fourth quarter of 2017.
“For last year as a whole, total employment growth was 2.9 per cent. There are 66,800 more people at work since this time last year. Our enterprise-based economy is now creating over 1000 jobs a week”.