Small improvement in Live Register figures

The standardised unemployment rate in March fell slightly, according to the latest Live Register figures.

4th April, 2012
Small improvement in Live Register figures
A dole queue in Cork.

The standardised unemployment rate in March fell slightly, according to the latest Live Register figures.

The figures show that the rate fell to 14.3 per cent down from 14.4 per cent in February 2012, the Central Statistics Office. The latest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the Quarterly National Household Survey was 14.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011, the CSO said.

On a seasonally adjusted basis there was a decrease of 3,000, or 0.7 per cent, on the Live

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