The number of people signing on in Cavan and Monaghan is at its lowest level since 2008.
3,655 people were signing on in County Cavan last month, the lowest since February 2008 where 2,950 were on the live register.
Similarly, 2,457 people are on the register in Monaghan last month, the lowest since 2,408 people signed on in January 2008. Year on year, there are 500 fewer people signing on in Cavan, in Monaghan that figure is down 528.
Despite the overall downward trend, there were small increases in the number of people who signed on in Carrickmacross and Monaghan town compared with April.