There’s been a 14 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.
They also show however that there’s been an increase in the numbers signing on between September and October this year.
During the month of October, 9,618 people signed on in Kerry’s seven social welfare offices.
That’s 1,592 fewer on the Live Register compared to October of last year; a 14.2 per cent drop.
However, there was an increase in the number of people signing on in Kerry between September and October this year, up 130.
Of Kerry’s seven social welfare offices, five reported monthly increases; Killarney was up 105 to 1,408; Killorglin rose 28 to 757; Dingle increased 58 to 466; Caherciveen was up four to 336; and Kenmare rose 43 to 299.
Tralee’s Live Register however dropped during October, down 76 to 4,445; Listowel also fell 32 to 1,907.