The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 9.8 per cent, unchanged from April, according to the Central Statistics Office.
The number of unemployed people stood at 209,700 in the month, down 300 on the April figure. In May of last year the unemployment rate stood at 11.7 per cent.
The CSO said the latest release contains both monthly unemployment rates and unemployment volumes, in line with international practice, and is designed to give more detailed and timely statistics....
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