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Drop in Live Register figures

A 8.50 per cent drop in the number of people on the Live Register in Louth over the last 12 months has been broadly welcomed.

There has also been a 1.9 per cent drop in the number of people on the Register in Dundalk in December of 2013.

6,611 people signed on in Dundalk in December, down 1.9% from the 6,737 in the previous month.

Nationally, the Live Register has now dropped for the last 18 months in a row.

Reacting to the news Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd said: “These figures clearly show that a positive downward trend has been established in the number of people signing on the Live Register in Louth over the last 12 months. There was an 8.50% drop in the number of people on the Live Register in Louth in December 2013, compared with a year earlier.

Nationally, the number of people on the Live Register has dropped for the 18th month in a row, and is now at its lowest level for four and a half years.

“We know that this is due to new jobs being created in the real economy, with 58,000 more people joining the workforce over the last 12 months, “ said Minister O’Dowd.

 
 
 

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