Number signing on down another 3,600 in May

Youth unemployment down 20 per cent in past year

2nd June, 2016
Just under 46 per cent have been signing on for more than a year Pic

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there were 309,200 people on the Live Register in May, a drop of 3,600 from the previous month. The figure is adjusted to take seasonal variations into account.

The unadjusted figure was 307,059, up by just over 1,200 from April but more than 38,500 down on the same month last year.

The CSO said there was a fall of 2,600 in the number of males signing on in May, while...

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