Unemployment rates hit lowest levels since 2008

What the latest CSO figures tell us about the state of the labour market

22nd November, 2016
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Figures from the Central Statistics Office today show that the number of people at work continued to rise in the third quarter of this year, while the unemployment rate fell below 8 per cent for the first time since late 2008.

The number of people unemployed fell by 25,300 over the year to 177,700, bringing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 7.9 per cent.

The CSO also revised the October rate down to 7.5 per cent, the lowest monthly...

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