Official figures show that jobs growth slowed in the second quarter of this year, while the unemployment rate moved up slightly.
The numbers were below economists' expectations after a strong start to the year which saw a 3.7 per cent annual increase in employment in the first quarter.
The Central Statistics Office's Labour Force Survey showed that there were 2.3 million people in work in the second quarter of this year, up 45,000 or 2 per...
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