Good news for the Boyle area with the December 2013 unemployment figures showing a decrease of 74 people claiming assistance on the corresponding month in 2012.
There were 994 individuals unemployed in Boyle in December 2013 compared with 1068 in December 2012.
Of the 994 who signed on, 613 were male and 381 were female and of the 994, 126 were under 25 with 868 were over 25.
There was a slight increase in the figures for December 2013 compared to the previous month.
In November 2013, 987 people were unemployed in the Boyle area with 994 in December 2013.