Numbers signing on rise in Donegal

There were 21,727 people signing on in the county at the end of April, up 16 on the previous month, and up 731 on April 2010, a year on year increase of 3.5%.

The biggest increase was recorded in Letterkenny, where there were 6,123 up 9.1% on the April 2010 figure. The affect of job losses in South and South West Donegal is evident with confirmation that there were 1,578 on the register in Ballyshannon, up 7.2%. Meanwhile, an increase of 7% was recorded in Killybegs, with an end of April total of 1,350.

in Donegal Town, there were 1,408 signing on, up 2.5%,  Ballybofey saw 2,639 on the register, up 2.2%, while there were 1,591 signing on in Dunfanaghy, up 1.4%.

Two offices recorded decreases, with 2,186 people signing on in Dungloe, down 2.3%, and 4,852 on the register in Buncrana, down just under 1%.