Irish unemployment falls to 8.9% in October

Irish unemployment falls to 8.9% in October
Long-term unemployment fell to five per cent in the third quarter

Jobless rate falls below 9% for the first time in seven years

The unemployment rate fell to 9.1 per cent in the third quarter from 9.6 per cent and dropped below nine per cent in October for the first time in seven years, new Central Statistics Office figures show.

The CSO's quarterly national household survey showed that the unemployment rate for October stood at 8.9 per cent, revised down from an earlier estimate of 9.3 per cent, based on the survey data. It found the number of people at...

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