There has been a drop in the number of people on the Live Register in Galway over the past year, figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have shown.
The latest figures show that there were 21,559 on the register in November, down 887 from 22,446 at the same time in 2011. The majority of those on the register were aged over 25, with 3,261 young people aged under 25, 1,983 men and 1,278 women, included in the 2012 figure.
The Live Register, which is not designed to measure unemployment, includes part-time workers, those who work up to three days a week, and seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseekers Benefit or Allowance.
Figures from the CSO show that 10,777 people, including 1,603 aged under 25, were on the Live Register in Galway City at the end of November 2012, compared to 11,681 the previous year.
Conversely, this figure increased in Ballinasloe, from 2,462 to 2,472 in 2012, in Loughrea, from 2,314 in 2011 to 2,379 in 2012, and in Gort, where it rose by six to 1,426 during the period.
The number of people on the Live Register dropped slightly in both Clifden, from 1,308 in 2011 to 1,251 in 2012, and Tuam, from 3,261 in 2011 to 3,254 during the same period in 2012.