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Unemployment Rising In The Midlands

Westmeath has seen the biggest increase.

Unemployment continues to rise in the midlands.

Both Laois and Westmeath have seen an increase in the amount of people on the live register.

Westmeath has seen the biggest increase, up 2.9% from June to July.

The 3,412 people signing on in Laois represents a 2.3% increase on the month previous.

Offaly however bucks the midlands trend with 52 people dropping off the live register in July.

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