The number signing on in Westmeath rose by 123 over the month of July, according to the latest Live Register figures released by the Central Statistics Office.
At the end of the month, there were 10,972 on the Live Register, compared to 10,849 at the end of June.
The figure is down on that of the same month last year, when there were 11,057 signing on in Westmeath.
The figures show that there are 5,242 on the Live Register in Mullingar at the end of July – down from the 2012 figure of 5,303.
In Athlone, there are currently 4,500 on the Live Register, which is actually up on the July 2012 figure, which stood at 4,479.
Castlepollard now has 1,230 signing on. In July 2012, it had 1,275 on the Live Register.
The statistics show that there are 1,888 under the age of 25 on the Live Register – down considerably on the July 2012 figure of 1,997. Those who are older than 25 account for 9,084 signing on.
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