Jobless rate in Ireland up to 14.5pc while euro zone hits new record at 10.3pc
THE number of people on the Live Register in Ireland rose by 1,700 in November while the jobless rate rose slightly to 14.5pc, the Central Statistics Office revealed today.
Meanwhile, the numbers out of work in the euro zone area have hit a new high at 10.3pc.
The Eurostat data agency has estimated that nearly 16.3 million men and women were jobless last month after 126,000 more were registered as unemployed than in September.
The unemployment rate across the 27-nation EU also rose to 9.8pc in October from 9.7pc a month earlier.
Almost 23.6 million people were unemployed in the EU in October, an increase of 130,000 from September.
The highest unemployment rate was in Spain where it rose to 22.8pc in October.
In Greece the jobless rate soared to 18.3pc in August compared with 12.9pc in the same month in 2010 – no more recent data is available. Austria recorded the lowest rate at 4.1pc.