Dole queues back to pre crash lev­els

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS -

THE num­ber of peo­ple sign­ing on in Kerry is at its low­est since be­fore the 2008 eco­nomic col­lapse.

The lat­est Live Reg­is­ter Fig­ures pub­lished by the Cen­tral Sta­tis­tics Of­fice show there were 8,058 peo­ple sign­ing on in Kerry in Septem­ber.

That’s the low­est fig­ure recorded in the county since May 2008, just months be­fore the crash. From June 2008 on live reg­is­ter fig­ures con­tin­u­ously soared up­wards month by month, peak­ing at 17,313 in Fe­bru­ary 2011.

The Septem­ber 2017 live reg­is­ter tally rep­re­sents a drop of 653 on the pre­vi­ous month and a fall of 1,403 on the pre­vi­ous year. All seven so­cial wel­fare of­fices in Kerry recorded month on month drops.

There were 317 peo­ple sign­ing on Ca­her­siveen, a drop of 14. In Din­gle there were 371 on the reg­is­ter a fall of 27. The Ken­mare reg­is­ter fell by seven to 203.

In Kil­lar­ney the reg­is­ter fell by 109 to 1,010. the Kil­lor­glin Reg­is­ter dipped by 46 to 590. In Lis­towel the reg­is­ter fell by 161 to stand at 1651.

The big­gest drop was seen at the Tralee wel­fare of­fice – which cov­ers claimants in the Castleis­land area – where the reg­is­ter fell by 289 to 3,916.

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