Unemployment Continues To Rise In Tipperary

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The towns of Thurles and Roscrea both recorded very slight decreases on the live register in North Tipperary between February and March last. The live register figure have fallen from 3,006 to 2,995 in the case of Thurles and from 1,455 to 1,450 in the case of Roscrea.

However the number of people signing on at Nenagh Social Welfare Office have now passed the 3,000 mark and now stand at 3,021 up from 2,996 at the end of February last .

According to updated figures from the Central Statistics Office, there are now a total of 7,466 names on the live register in North Tipperary, and the March overall totals represents a slight increase from the February figure of 7,457.

There are now 1,475 people under the age of 25 signing on in North Tipperary.

Overall county totals show that 4,648 unemployed are male, while the female figure has now increased to 2,818, with three times as many women as men being added to the live register over the last month.

The National Total at the end of March stands at 442,000, or an increase of 1,100 from February, having fallen in the previous two months.


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