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UNEMPLOYMENT RISES ONCE MORE IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 05-Dec-2011

Unemployment in Galway is starting to nudge upwards again.

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the number of people out of work rose in the city, Clifden and Gort.

The biggest rise in the number of employees without jobs was in the city where 103 more workers signed on in November, bringing the jobless total in the city to almost 11,700.

65 more people joined the dole queues in Clifden, where just over 1,300 people have no work.

Unemployment also rose very slightly in Gort where 8 people were added to the live register.

164 people came off the dole in the towns of Ballinasloe, Tuam and Loughrea however.

Tuam’s jobless fell by 96 to 3,300, Loughrea’s live register fell by 39 to 2,300 people, while Ballinasloe’s unemployment dropped by 29 to 2,500 unemployed workers.

Our high emigration rate is thought to be a contributing factor.

The total jobless figure for the county lies at 22,446 people, up by 12 since last month.

That’s still 245 fewer people on the live register compared to November last year.

 

 

 

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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