The latest statistics from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that there are 4,400 people in Co Longford on the Live Register at the end of January.
This figure marks a slight increase on the 2014 December figure. But the January figures compare favourably with January 2014 when 4,800 were on the Live Register in Longford. The figure dropped during 2014 and stood at 4,293 in December but rose again last month. A breakdown of the Longford January figure shows that a total of 615 of those on the Live Register locally are under 25 while 3,785 are over that age.
Taking a look around the region, there are currently 5,888 on the Live Register in Co Cavan; 2,998 in Co Leitrim; 3,466 in Roscommon and 8,944 in Co Westmeath.
In the border, Midland and Western Region there are 9,469 U25s on the register with 6,811 of those classed as female. 38,389 females aged 25 and over are also registered.
The Live Register excludes those claimants on Jobseeker schemes who are 65 years.
Persons aged 65 years can remain on a Jobseeker scheme up to their next birthday but are not included in the Live Register.