More people at work, but jobs growth slows

Separate figures from the Central Statistics Office showed that the state's population rose to just over 4.92 million in April this year, will all regions of the country showing an increase

2.3 million people now at work. Pic: Getty

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 ...