Fall in Cork live register numbers

Fall in Cork live register numbers
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THE number of people on the live register in both Cork city and county fell in November.

Figures released by the CSO saw an additional 764 people in employment last month, in comparison to October.

A total of 5,649 people remain on the Live Register in Cork city across the two social welfare offices, but the figure is down massively from 10 years ago, when there were 18,708 people signing on.

Meanwhile, there are around 65% more people in employment in the county than there were 10 years ago, with the numbers signing on the live register dropping from 42,408 in November 2009 to 14,469 at the end of last month.

All of the social welfare offices across Cork city and county saw drops in numbers signing on from November 2018, while most are also down from October this year. 

Just Bantry and Kinsale saw more people on the Live Register in November than the month previous.

Nationally, there were 177,554 people signing on the Live Register in November 2019. 

This represents an annual decrease of 18,707 or 9.5% since November 2018.

There were 36,526 casual and part-time workers on the live register in November 2019, which represents 20.6% of the total figure signing on.

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