THE latest figures issued by the Central Statistics Office on the monthly unemployment rate show the figure now stands at 9.8%. The seasonally adjusted number of people who are unemployed fell by 300 to a total of 209,700 in May – the lowest level recorded since 2009. On an annual basis the level of unemployment has fallen by 40,500 or 16.2%. The CSO figures show that the seasonally adjusted unemployment
THE Latest Central Statistics Office figures show that unemployment has dropped for 31 months in a row and that in Cork County, there has been a fall of 23.44% over that period. In Cork the number of people on the Live Register has fallen from 43,941 to 33,641 while nationally the percentage signing on has dropped from 15.2% in 2012 to 10.5% today.
CSO figures just released show the number of people in Cork signing on has fallen by over 11%. According to local TD Michael McCarthy this shows the job-led economic recovery is starting to be felt locally. “Nationally the figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there were 352,647 people on the Live Register in November, a reduction of 38,860 or 10% on the same month in 2013. Unemployment
NEW figures show the number of people in Cork signing on has fallen by 4,298 year-on-year.There were 34,151 people on the Live Register in Cork in October, compared to 38,449 in October of last year. A further breakdown of local figures reveals that things are moving in the right direction in West Cork. There was a 12.11% decrease recorded in live register figures in Bandon, a 11.46% decrease in Skibbereen,
TOURSIM businesses in West Cork will fight even harder to attract visitors this year in the wake of a shock decline in overseas visitor numbers at the end of 2011. That was the message from Clonakilty Mayor Cllr John Loughnan who said that he was surprised by CSO figures that showed a drop in visitor numbers for the months of September to November. The figures show that 4.1 per cent