3% drop in numbers signing on The Live Register

There s been a 3% drop in the number of people signing on The Live Register when compared with November 03. Killorglin is the only town in the county to show an increase. However month on month figures show a 5 and a half per cent increase overall. Six out of the seven towns all had more people signing on. Tralee is the only place which had a decrease. Nationally there has also been a drop. Unemployment now stands at 4.3% compared with 4.6% in April. Eric Conroy of the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed welcomed the figures but says the uneven performance around the country needs to be addressed.