Ireland's Department of Education has confirmed that more than 1,000 new teaching jobs will be created by September 2010, with a further 1,000 teaching posts expected in 2011. At a time when Ireland's public finances have seriously deteriorated, the new teaching jobs have been approved because of a substantial increase in the number of full-time students, which now amounts to more than one million for the first time in the history of the Irish State. This education jobs expansion means that hundreds of potential teaching employees will not have to emigrate or claim unemployment benefit. Of the 1,080 new posts coming on stream this September, 600 will be in primary and 330 in second-level. A further 150 posts have not yet been allocated.