Numbers on Live Register at lowest level in five years

UPDATE: The number of people on the Live Register in July was 8.5 per cent lower when compared to July 2013, new figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown.

30th July, 2014
The unemployment rate stood at 11.5% in July

The number of people on the Live Register in July was 8.5 per cent lower when compared to July 2013, new figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, there was a decrease of 3,400 people in July, reducing the total number of people on the Live Register to 382,800, its lowest level in five years.

The unemployment rate in July stood at 11.5 per cent, down from 11.6 per cent in June 2014.

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