The number of people signing on the Live Register in County Roscommon has dropped by 16% in the last year.
Welcoming the news, Senator Frank Feighan said this amounts to around 420 people who are “back making a living, to the benefit of themselves, their families and the local communities in which they live”.
He added: “Since Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the county’s Live Register has decreased locally by 46.4%.
“This good news for Roscommon comes as the CSO revealed that the Live Register has fallen below 200,000 nationally, the lowest since 2008. This figure represents a year on year decrease of 15.5%. Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure economy that is open for business”.