At the end of 2013, 61,000 more people were in work, an employment increase of 3.3% on 2012. Unemployment fell by 41,400 or 14.1% over the course of the year. These figures demonstrate that the unrelenting Government drive to create jobs and get people back to work is succeeding. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is the lead Department on the Pathways to Work strategy, which complements the Government's Action Plan for Jobs. The Action Plan is designed to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, jobs-rich economy, while the aim of Pathways to Work is to ensure that as many as possible of those newly created jobs go to people on the Live Register.