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Jobless figures rise in county

The number of people on the Live Register in County Wexford rose slightly in July.

As of the end of July there were 10,435 people receiving unemployment benefits across County Wexford, compared to 10,304 in June.

This compares with 12,155 people on unemployment benefit in July of last year.

Of the 10,435 on the Live Register, 5,449 were male and 4,986 were female.

718 men aged under 25 were receiving unemployment assistance, with 617 females under 25 receiving assistance. 4,738 men aged over 25 were listed as getting unemployment assistance along with 4,367 women aged 25 or older.

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