11% drop in numbers signing on in Donegal


There were 17,230 people signing on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of April, 1,980 down on April 2014. That's a fall of 11.5%.

The numbers signing on fell in all of the Social Protection offices in the county.

The sharpest fall recorded in the eight Donegal offices was 17% in Ballybofey, where there were 2,167 people signing on.

In Dunfanaghy there were 1,207 people on the register, a fall of 15%.

There were 1,123 signing on in Donegal Town, and 1,010 in Kilybegs, both down 13%.

Falls of 12% were recorded in Buncrana with 3,410 people on the register and Ballyshannon, where the figure was 1,290. Letterkenny had 5,183 on the register, a fall of 10%, the smallest fall of just 3% was recorded in Dungloe, where there were 1,840 people signing on in April.