New figures from the Central Statistics Office show the seasonally adjusted Live Register in November was 184,700, up 0.5% from October.

The CSO said the unadjusted Live Register stood at 180,884 in November. It noted that 53.4% were men and 71.4% were Irish.

The 35-44 age group made up the largest number of those on the Live Register in November at 42,707 people or 23.6%.

Today's figures show that all counties saw an increase in the number of people on the Live Register with the biggest increases in Kerry (3.5%) and Clare (30.7%). The counties with the lowest increases were Meath (0.2%) and Tipperary (1.1%).

The CSO also said that 19,500 people from Ukraine were benefitting from the EU's Temporary Protection Directive in November, an increase of 1,929 from October.

Morgan O'Donnell, Statistician in the Labour Market Analysis Section, said, "The unadjusted Live Register total for November 2022 was 180,884. When seasonal effects are considered, the seasonally adjusted Live Register total for November 2022 was 184,700, which is an increase of 900 persons from October 2022. There was a decrease of 800 persons on the seasonally adjusted Live Register for November 2022 when compared with November 2019".