Unemployment falls again in February

Galway Daily news Unemployment continues downward trend in April

Unemployment levels in Galway fell again last month, and are down almost 2,000 on the same time in 2018.

Live Register numbers from the CSO show that there are currently 10,607 people in unemployment in Galway, down from 10,667 in January.

That’s also a decrease of almost 2,000 people from February 2018 when there were 12,397 people on the register.

In Galway city there are 5,140 people unemployed, 15 less than in January.

While Tuam was the only area in Galway to see a marginal increase in unemployment, with two people joining the Live Register in February for 1,588 in total.

Eight people came off the register in Ballinasloe last month, leaving 1,184 unemployed in the area.

Loughrea saw no change in the number of people without a permanent jobs. There are 1,154 people on the Live Register in Loughrea, the same as in January.

There are 776 people on the register in Gort, down from 782 the month before.

And Clifden saw the largest single drop in unemployment, with 765 people on the register last month, down 33 people from January.

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.