There was a drop of just under 100 people on the unemployment queues in the Shannonside region last month.
Leitrim saw an increase of 16 people signing on the Live Register in January – pushing its unemployment figures above 2,000 once again at the start of 2018.
Longford’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month – with 2,937 people on the Live Register according to figures from the SCSO.
In Roscommon, there was a drop of 52 people unemployed in January compared to figures for December – which sees the county’s live register figure now stand at 2,535.
Athlone’s Intreo office also recorded a drop of over 50 people in its unemployment figures last month – with 2,367 people in the town unemployed at the beginning of this month compared to the start of January.