Unemployment drops for fourth month in a row

Galway Daily news Unemployment continues downward trend in April

The number of people in unemployment in Galway dropped again in March for the fourth month running.

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that unemployment levels across Galway declined by 300 people last month.

There are currently 10,309 people on the Live Register in Galway, down from 10,607 in February.

In Galway city there are 5,072 people on the Live Register, an improvement of 68 people on February.

While in Tuam there are 1,546 people on the register, down from 1,588 the month before.

There are 1,145 people unemployed in Ballinasloe, 39 less than in February, and a further 27 people came off the Live Register in Loughrea, leaving 1,127.

And in Clifden there are 710 people on the register, down from 765 in February.

Gort saw the largest improvement in unemployment of any part of Galwya last month, with 67 people coming off the Live Register, leaving 709 people unemployed in Gort.

Overall there has been a significant year on year improvement in the number of people without a job in Galway.

In March of 2018 there were 12,191 people on the Live Register in Galway, nearly 2,000 more than last month.

The Live Register keeps an estimate of unemployment levels around the country be tallying up the number of people receiving certain unemployment benefits.

It’s made up of people who are receiving Jobseekers Benefits or Jobseekers Allowance, or part-time workers who qualify for either of those payments. The register also includes people signing on for PRSI credits but who don’t receive any payment.