Inishowen unemployment falls by 12 per cent in 2013

Number signing on at Buncrana continues to decline

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The total number of people out of work in Inishowen declined by just over 12 per cent throughout last year.

At the end of December there were 3,880 signing on the Live Register at Buncrana social welfare office, a drop of 541 claimants from January 2013.

With the unemployment rate currently running at 21.4 per cent in the peninsula, last year saw a fall in the numbers on the dole for nine of the twelve months, including the last five in-a-row.

Inishowen men are almost twice as likely to be unemployed as local women with males making up 64% [2,468] of the end of year total of 3,880 compared to females on 36% [1,412].

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