Rise In Tralee Unemployment Figure In June

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TRALEE’S jobless figure rose last month.

The latest figures from the  Central Statistics Office show there were 4,274 people signing on in the town in June, up 52 from May. It’s the first month on month rise since December to January.

The Tralee jobless figure though has fallen 15.5% in the past 12 months, as in June 2016 there were 5,054 signing on according to the CSO.

Overall in Kerry there were 8,927 signing on in June, but that’s a 16% drop on the June 2016 figure.

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Elsewhere in the county last month, Killarney was down 43 to 1,178; Dingle down ten to 422; Kenmare down nine to 231, Caherciveen down 19 to 329.  Listowel rose seven to 1,824, while Killorglin’s  was unchanged at 669.

The number of people signing on in Tralee over the past year…

June — 4,274

May — 4,222

April – 4,301

March – 4,419

February – 4,535

January – 4,552

December 2016 – 4,517

November – 4,439

October – 4,445

September – 4,521

August – 4,974

July – 5,083

June – 5,054

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