The standardised unemployment rate fell to 12.4 per cent, down from 12.5 per cent in November 2013, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,300 in December 2013, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 402,800, it said.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 2,400 males in December 2013, while females decreased by 900 over the same period.
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