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.
During the month of August, 10,544 people signed on in Kerry’s seven social welfare offices.
That’s 1,754 fewer people on the Live Register compared to August of last year; a 14.26 per cent drop.
There was also a fall in the number of people signing on in Kerry between July and August this year, down 192.
Of Kerry’s seven social welfare offices, five reported monthly drops; Tralee decreased 109 to 4,974; Killarney was down 47 to 1,476; Listowel and Dingle both fell 16 to 2,138 and 468 respectively; and Killorglin dropped 15 to 845.
Caherciveen’s Live Register was up four to 357, and Kenmare rose seven to 286.