Kerry’s Live Register falls 10% in a year

Kerry’s Live Register has fallen by 10% in a year.

The latest data from the Central Statistics Office shows that almost 6,200 people signed on in the county last month.

In October, 6,193 people signed on the Live Register in Kerry.

Although it is a decrease of 10% compared to October 2018, it is a 3.5% increase compared to September, reflecting the winding down of the tourist season.

213 more people joined the Live Register last month.

Apart from Tralee where there was a drop of 52 to 2,972 people, all of the remaining social welfare offices report monthly increases.

The biggest monthly jump of 77 was in Dingle where the Live Register stands at 354, this is followed by Killarney, which is up 61 to 806 and an increase of 40 brings Caherciveen’s total to 237.

Elsewhere, Kenmare increases 37 to 185, Killorglin is up 39 to 453 and Listowel rises 11 to 1,186.