« BackKerry’s Live Register falls by 16 per cent since January

Kerry’s Live Register has fallen by 16 per cent since the start of the year.

Social Welfare

The latest data from the Central Statistics Office shows that in June just over 10,600 (10,661) people signed on in the county.

The CSO figures reveal that compared to June last year Kerry’s Live Register has tumbled by 14 per cent.

However, on a month-to-month basis there is a more modest drop between May and June of 49 people.

There is a mixed picture presented from the seven social welfare offices for last month.

Killarney is down 90 to just under 1,500 (1,498) , Dingle is down 49 to just over 500 (502) , Caherciveen is down 15 to almost 370 (366) and Kenmare is down 13 to almost 290 (287).

However, there is a jump of 93 in Tralee to over 5,050 (5,054) and Killorglin rises by 24 to 856.

Listowel records a marginal increase to just under 2,100 (2,098).