The number on Live Register in Donegal has fallen below 20 thousand.
The figures for August show 19,761 signing on a fall of 1,661 compared to August 2013.
The significant year on year fall will be attributed by some to emigration and controversial schemes such as jobbridge while others will see it as an indication of an improving economy.
As well as a year on year fall in those signing on, there was also a drop in the figure from month to month.
The biggest fall in numbers signing on was in Letterkenny with 439 less on the register leaving the total now at 5,934.
368 less people signed on in Inishowen with the total there now just short of 4,000.
All other areas of the county recorded more modest falls.
In terms of month on month figures, The Finn Valley and Ballyshannon areas where the only ones to record an increase in those signing on from July to August.