There were 21,711 people signing on in Donegal at the end of March, down slightly on February, but up 3% on the same period last year.
Increases were recorded in most local offices across the county.
In fact, the only office not to record a year on year increase in those signing on was Dungloe.
The highest increase was recorded in Killybegs, with 1,355 signing on at the end of March, up 10% on last year, while there were 6,042 signing on in Letterkenny, up 7% on March 2010.
There were 1,573 signing on in Buncrana, up 5%, and 1,625 in Dunfanaghy a rise of 3%.
Ballybofey had a total of 2,630 signing on, up 1%.
Buncrana had 4,918 on the register and Donegal Town had 1,408, both unchanged over the 12 month period. Meanwhile, there were 2,159 people signing in Dungloe, down 2% on March 2010.
The latest figures come as an alarming number of young people continue to take the emigration option to both America and Australia.
A meeting was held last night in Ardara to discuss the exodus of young people from the area with a number of options discussed for job creation in the town.