As of July 2011 Longford’s live register figure stands at 5,556 persons, of which 2,001 are female and 3,555 are male. While very high, this represents a drop of 68 persons from the live register on this time last year. In July 2010, Longford’s live register figure stood at 5,624 persons.
This figure is an increase of 144 on last month’s statistics compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This trend is contrary to the national figures which show an increase of 3,460 persons in the past 12 months. The national live register figure as at July 2011 stood at 470,284 persons which gives a national unemployment rate of 14.1 percent.