Fall in the number of people signing on in Tipperary

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The number of people signing on the Live Register in County Tipperary fell significantly last month.

There were 9,799 people on the Live Register in the Premier County last month according to the CSO.

This is down 989 or over 9% on the figures for August.


Of more significance it’s a 15% fall year on year – 1,778 fewer men and women were signing last month compared to September 2016

All eight Department of Social Protection offices in the Tipperary recorded a decrease in the numbers signing on.

Thurles saw the biggest reduction last month with 244 fewer signing on with 178 less in Clonmel.

The Live Register is used to provide a monthly series of the numbers of people registering for Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or for various other statutory entitlements at local offices.

Nationally the number of people signing on is at its lowest level since September 2008.

The CSO figures show there’s less than 250 thousand on the Live Reg.