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Saturday 21 October 2017

Live Register up to 14.9pc with standardised jobless at 440,600 people

Independent.ie reporters

THE Live Register rose in June to 14.9pc, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

The figure was 14.7pc in May and the standardised unemployment figure is now 440,600.



In unadjusted terms there were 451,974 people signing on the Live Register.



This represents an annual decrease of 5,974.



A recent report from The CSO showed the gap between the number of men and women in the workforce is continuing to narrow – due to more men losing their jobs as the construction sector crashed.



Figures from the Census 2011 revealed the number of people at work in April 2011 was 2.2 million – with an extra 122,705 at work since 2006.



Women accounted for 88pc of the people joining the workforce.



The CSO report ‘This is Ireland – Highlights from Census 2011’ painted a broad picture of the number of people at work, in education and the state of the nation’s health.



It revealed the number of students aged 15-years and older since 2006 had increased by more than 59,000 or 16.9pc to 408,838 in education. The number of men aged between 19 to 24-years in full-time education had increased from 27.1pc at the time the last Census was taken in 2006 to 38.9pc in 2011.

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