Significant fall in Tipp Live Reg figures since 2016

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The number of people on the live register in Tipperary has fallen in the last 12 months.

Across the county 1,859 fewer people are signing on in comparison to the same time last year.

North Tipperary, which includes Nenagh, Roscrea and Thurles has seen a decrease of 768 – down from 5,989 at this time in 2016.

While South Tipp, which includes Cahir, Carrick on Suir, Cashel, Clonmel and Tipperary town has seen a decrease of 1,090 in the 12 months to July 2017.

None of the offices around the Premier County have seen a year-on-year increase; however, both North and South Tipperary have a rise in the number of claimants in July in comparison to June of this year.

During this period, just two locations have decreased their numbers – Roscrea and Carrick on Suir – while Tipperary town has remained steady with 1,217 people signing on there.

Nationally the number of people on the Live Register is at its lowest level in almost 9 years.

Latest figures from the CSO show there was a drop of 3,000 people signing on last month – with a seasonally adjusted figure of 257,000.

The Live Register includes part-time workers and seasonal and casual staff entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance.