Live Register figures up 11% in Donegal

There were 22,295 people signing on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of June.

That's 904 up on last month, and 2,429 up on this time last year, an 11% increase over the past 12 months.

The highest percentage increase was recorded in Letterkenny, with 6,143 on the live register, up 19% on June 2009. There were 1,562 signing on in Ballyshannon, an increase of 15%, and 2,371 signing in Dungloe, up 13%.

There were 5,149 people on the live register in Buncrana, up 11% on June of last year, while Dunfanaghy recorded a total of 1,618 people signing on, an increase of 10%.

There were 2762 people signing on in Ballybofey, up 9%, 1,365 in Donegal Town, up 4%, and 1,325 people on the register in Killybegs, a rise of just under 1%.