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 April, 11,119 people signed on in Kerry’s seven social welfare offices.
That’s 1,602 fewer people on the Live Register compared to April of last year; a 12.6 per cent drop.
There was a six per cent fall in the number of people signing on between March and April this year, down 652.
Kerry’s seven social welfare offices all reported monthly drops; Killarney was down 183 to 1,777,
Dingle fell 91 to 640, Listowel dropped 83 to 2,125, and Tralee decreased 77 to 4,931.
Elsewhere, Killorglin’s Live Register dropped 75 in the past month to 875, Kenmare was down 74 to 367, and Caherciveen fell 69 to 404.