Tipp dole no’s drop by 1,400

Cashel is the only town which revealed a drop in numbers in July.

Cashel is the only town which revealed a drop in numbers in July.

However, don’t sound the trumpets just yet - the figures also reveal that there were 300 more Tipperary people signing on the live register in July compared to June.

With emigration continuing to be a scourge in Tipperary , particularly in rural locations, a significant portion of the 1,400 decrease can be accounted for with those leaving the country in search of work. But, the good news is that more are in employment with a total figure of 15,873 being the official word from the CSO for the month of July.

Indications that Tipperary, along with the country, might well be climbing slowly out of recession, are backed up by the evidence from the CSO. Commercial, retail and industrial sectors have all seen a slight bounce in business and the hope is that this increase will help to grow confidence in a county which has been ravaged by unemployment.

The number of new cars purchased in The Premier County has increased and there is also a big demand for second hand vehicles - the motor trade is always a very accurate barometer of the economy at large.

While the 300 additional people on the live register for July are spread across the county as a whole, Cashel bucks the trend with one less actually signing on. All other areas showed increases with Thurles being the blackest spot with an increase of 109 people - a very substantial jump in the space of thirty days.

Clonmel had an additional 55 people accounted for, while Tipperary town had an increase of 42 on the live register. Nenagh rose by 29 people, Cahir by 47 while Carrick-on -Suir also had an extra 23 people queueing up for assistance. The smallest increase was recorded in Roscrea where just six extra people signed on in July as opposed to June of 2014.