Number of people on live register in NW up from 2019

The number of people on the live register in the Northern and Western Regions is down from last month but up 4% compared to last year.

39,001 people were in receipt of jobseekers benefit or assistance last month, according the Central Statistics Office.

Down 6% compared to the previous month.

Nationally, 215,400 people are on the live register.

The CSO says the Covid-19 crisis continued to have a significant impact on the Irish labour market in September.