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Jobless figure rises in Buncrana 15.01.08

A TOTAL of 1,761 people are currently signing on for unemployment payments in Buncrana - an increase of 138 in twelve months.
The increase is among rises in most parts of Donegal recorded in December 2007 compared to the same period the year before.
A total of 9,107 people are now signing on in the county, a rise of 333.
All welfare offices in the county recorded increases with the exception of Dungloe.
Letterkenny had an extra 204 people signing on from December 2006 to December 2007 while Killybegs recorded an increase of 94 to 753 and in Ballybofey, the figure rose by 67 to 870.
There was an increase of 38 in Dunfanaghey where the live register total now stands at 852.
Meanwhile, 25 extra people signed on in Ballyshannon last year bringing the live register total there to 602 while there was an increase of just eight people in Donegal Town.
Dungloe was the only town in the county where there was a drop in the numbers with 50 fewer people signing on than the same time last year. The figure in Dungloe now stands at 1,200.
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