Unemployment continues to fall in Galway

Galway Daily clifden unemployment

New figures released by the CSO show that there were 12,191 people on the Live Register in Galway in March 2018, down from 12,397 in February (-0.6%).

In Clifden, the number of people on the Live Register (which includes Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance and other entitlements) was 800, down from 858 in February.

This decrease is representative of the national figures.

The number of persons seeking benefits in March 2018 was the lowest number recorded since July 2008.

The Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,200 (-0.9%) in March 2018, reducing the number of people on the benefits and allowances to 233,100 (232,366 unajusted).

Of the number of people on the Live Register in March, 132,581 were male and 99,785 were female.

10% were from other EU member states and 82% were born in Ireland.

The Live Register does not necessarily calculate unemployment, as it considers people with part-time jobs, seasonal and casual workers.