Kerry’s Live Register falls 12% in a year

Kerry’s Live Register has fallen by over 12% in a year.

That’s according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office.

In January, just 8,399 people in Kerry signed on the Live Register.

That’s down 12.3% compared to the same month in 2018 when 9,580 people were signing on.

However, the figures show a monthly increase of 2% compared to December.

All of the county’s seven social welfare offices show monthly increases of between 15 and 71 apart from Killorglin where there was a decrease.

Tralee’s figure stood at 3,529 last month, in Killarney it was 1,599 and 1,293 in Listowel.

611 people signed on in Killorglin, 600 in Dingle, 385 in Kenmare and 382 in Caherciveen.