Central Statistics Office (CSO) Live Register Figures, recently published for the month of February 2017, and when compared to the figures for the previous month January 2017; show an overall slight decrease in those seeking Social Welfare benefits.
Overall 73 persons left the live register in Co Tipperary in February 2017; 34 in North Tipperary and 39 in South Tipperary, when compared with the previous month of January 2017.
North of the County, in the towns of Roscrea and Thurles, the live register shows an increase of 34 persons, while in the town of Nenagh figures are decreased by 68.
South of the County, Cashel and Tipperary Town figures have increased by 47, while Carrick-On-Suir, Cahir and Clonmel decreased by a total of 86 persons.
Meanwhile the 1432 jobs promised and highlighted by former Tipperary Minister Alan Kelly, (700 Nth Tipp & 692 Sth Tipp) in mid to late 2015 and prior to the last General Election held on 26th February 2016; have as yet still not materialised.