The number of people signing on the Live Register in Tipperary rose slightly last month, but compared to May of last year there has been a significant reduction.
10,906 people were singing on last month in the Premier County – an increase of 107 or 1% on April.
This went against the national trend which saw a drop 0.8 percent according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
However year on year there’s been a fall of 1,723 of over 13.5% compared with May of 2016.
This compares to a national decrease of just over 14% with 262,700 people signing on across the country.
Just three social welfare offices in Tipperary recorded a drop in numbers last month – Roscrea, Cahir and Tipperary Town.
Both Nenagh and Clonmel recorded a jump of 35 people signing on in May according to the CSO.
However in the last 12 months Clonmel has seen the biggest reduction in dole queues with 389 fewer on the Live Reg while Carrick fell by 354.
All 7 social welfare offices in the Premier recorded a fall in numbers since May 2016.