Tuesday November 24, 2020

Jobless rate falls to 11.9%, lowest level since 2009

Ireland’s jobless rate fell to 11.9 per cent in February, the lowest level since April 2009, according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office.

5th March, 2014
One analyst said the figures show that the labour market appears to be “on the road to recovery."

Ireland’s jobless rate fell to 11.9 per cent in February, the lowest level since April 2009, according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,500 in February 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 398,300.

The fall was the twentieth monthly decrease in a row and was the first time the adjusted total was below the 400,000 level since May five years ago.

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