There is over 8,200 people on the Live Register signing on in the Dublin 15 Social Welfare Office in Blanchardstown as detailed by the CSO for the month of January 2013. This compares to 8,550 for the same period in 2012. This highlights a stagnant unemployment rate in the Dublin 15 area which reflects the unemployment crisis nationally. Too many young people are being forced to emigrate with little hope of employment in the current economic climate. As a Local Area Representative, I will endeavor to work with the unemployed, local businesses and community groups to promote job creation initiatives