Number Of People On Clare’s Live Register Falls Nearly 15% Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

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The number of people on the Live Register in Clare is now nearly 15 percent below pre-pandemic levels.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show over 4,000 people in this county signed on last month.



Data released by the CSO shows there’s been a progressive drop in the number of people in Clare claiming some form of unemployment benefit as pandemic restrictions have eased.

4,023 people queued at one of the four social welfare offices in this county in April, with around half of those who did so in Ennis.

720 people signed on in Ennistymon, 687 did so in Kilrush with the remaining 601 queueing in Tulla.

Males accounted for 55 percent of those on Clare’s Live Register last month, with the remaining 1,842 signees female.

The overall figure is a ten percent drop in the last year, and a near 30 percent drop on April 2020 levels, when lockdown restrictions shut the doors of many businesses across the county.

Last month was the first month that those who remained on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were transferred to Jobseekers Allowance, meaning the figures are an even larger fall in real terms.