Unemployment figures drop sifnificantly in Kerry

The number of people unemployed in the county has dropped significantly in the last year but not by as much as the rest of the country. From January to November of 2004 the number of Kerry people signing on the live register fell by 11 per cent. However nationally there was a decrease of almost 13 per cent in unemployment figures.While the county isn’t faring as well as the rest of Ireland the year on year figures do paint a more positive picture. During 2003 there was only a 5 per cent drop in unemployment figures in Kerry compared to the 11 per cent decrease recorded this year