Number of unemployed down in Tipperary

There are almost 2 thousand 250 more people employed in the county than 12 months ago.

However, there are still almost 11,000 people signing on in Tipperary.

Latest Live Register figures show that there are 10,788 people in receipt of social welfare in the premier County.

However, this is down from 13,034 in the same period last year.

The biggest decrease was seen in the south of the county where there were 1364 more people employed in comparison to August 2016.

Figures for those under the age of 25 in Tipperary signing on have also fallen, with only Nenagh remaining stagnant, and Thurles increasing since last month.

Nationally, the Live Register is at its lowest level since September 2008.

The CSO said there were 264,256 people signing on the Live Register in August, down 51,762 or 16.4% on the same time last year.