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Donegal still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country at over 18%. That’s according to the final report out today on the Census 2016 figures which focuses on employment trends. Brendan Murphy of the CSO says that the unemployment rates in Sligo and Leitrim at 14% are…

More than 70% of workers in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal use their cars to get to work. And just over one per cent of commuters in the three counties use public transport. That’s according to the 2016 Census figures which showed the car is still the most popular choice for…

More than five and a half thousand people leave County Dongal every day to go to work. In Leitrim, more than 4,200 go outside the county to do their jobs. But Sligo bucks the trend: more people travel INTO the county than leave to get to their place of employment.…

There are 40 homeless people in the north west, according to the latest Census figures. The number is made up of 31 males and 9 females. The figures are for the number of persons who were either sleeping rough or in accommodation for the homeless on Census night, which was…

More than 26,000 people in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are living on their own, according to the most recently-released CSO figures. The most common type of household in the region is that with a husband, wife and children; they make up a total of almost 124,000 people. However, there is…

The workforce in the North West is falling – the opposite of what’s happening nationally. This week, the second set of results from the CSO on Census 2016 were revealed showing that Sligo had the biggest decrease in its workforce with a 3% drop compared to the 2011 Census. Around…