1700 receive unemployment benifit in Tralee Urban area

There are around 1700 people receiving unemployment benefit in the Tralee Urban area. Statistics show that there are more males unemployed than females, with only 40 per cent of the unemployed being women.The figures also show that approximately 78 per cent of the males unemployed in the area are over the age of 25. That trend also continued with females, as 72 per cent of the overall figure were also over the age of 25.