Kerry’s Live Register falls nine per cent in a year

Kerry’s Live Register has fallen by nine per cent in a year. CSO The Central Statistics Office figures show that in June just under 12,400 (12,395) signed on in the county’s seven social welfare offices. Although there is a significant annual decrease in the number of people signing on in the county June actually saw a slight monthly increase of 99. The Live Register had continuously fallen for the previous three months. Tralee saw a large jump in June in the number of people signing on. 184 more people joined the Live Register at the office bringing the total to just over 5,600 (5,609). There were smaller increases in Killorglin and Listowel to 977 and 2,510 respectively. As the tourist season enters its height offices in Killarney, Kenmare, Dingle and Caherciveen all record monthly decreases. Killarney now stands at 1,821, Dingle is at 649, Kenmare is at 388 and Caherciveen is 441.