Numbers at work rise as inflation remains muted

The CSO has revised the unemployment rate down to 6.8% in January from 7.1%

21st February, 2017
The jobless rate fell to 6.8% in January Pic: Getty

More than two million people were employed in Ireland at the end of last year, an increase of 3.3 per cent, as the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in more than eight years, new figures show.

The latest quarterly national household survey from the Central Statistics Office shows that employment rose by an annual 65,100 in the last three months of 2016, bringing total employment to 2,048,100. The numbers in full-time employment rose by...

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