There’s been a 13 per cent drop in the number of people signing on the Live Register in Kerry in the past year.
That’s according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
During the month of July, 10,736 people signed on in Kerry’s seven social welfare offices.
That’s 1,690 fewer people on the Live Register compared to July of last year; a 13.6 per cent drop.
There was a slight increase in the number of people signing on in Kerry between June and July this year, up 75.
Of Kerry’s seven social welfare offices, three reported monthly drops; Dingle decreased 18 to 484, Caherciveen fell 13 to 353, and Kenmare was down 8 to 279.
However, the Live Register was up in four Kerry offices; Listowel increased 56 to 2,154, Tralee rose 29 to 5,083, Killarney was up 25 to 1,523, and Killorglin was up 4 to 860.