There were 9,423 people on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of October, a fall of just over 9% on the same period last year.
There were falls in the numbers signing on in seven of the county’s eight local offices, with just one, Ballyshannon, recording a slight rise.
There were 945 people signing on the Live Register in Ballyshannon at the end of last month, a rise of just over 1% on last year’s figure.
All other offices recorded decreases, with the sharpest fall of just over 12% recorded in Buncrana, where there were 1,621 people on the register.
There were 629 people on the register in Dunfanaghy, a fall of just under 11%, while three offices recorded falls of just over 10%.
They were Killybegs, with 506 people signing on, Ballybofey with 1,321 and Letterkenny, with 2,852.
There were 922 people on the register in Dungloe, a fall of 9.5%, and 627 in Donegal Town, down 6.5%.