UNEMPLOYMENT continues to rise in Offaly with Live Register figures showing an increase of 2% across the county over the last two months.
The figure now stands at 9,241, up 2% since April and 7% from 2010 figures.
Birr and Tullamore both recorded 8% increases between May 2010 and 2011 while Edenderry recorded a 6% increase.
There are now 4,269 on the Live Register in Tullamore, up 1% from April of this year.
Meanwhile there are 2,495 in Birr, a 2% increase between April and May.
finally there are 2,477 on the Live Register in Edenderry, also an increase of 2% over the past two months.