Friday 20 April 2018

Jobless rate continues to drop to 10.5pc

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton
Aideen Sheehan

Aideen Sheehan

Unemployment continued its downward trend in January as another 3,600 people came off the Live Register.

The jobless rate fell to 10.5pc, which compares with over 12pc a year ago and 15pc at the height of the recession.

Some 358,672 people are still signing on the dole, while another 86,000 are taking part in back-to-work or training schemes.

Irish Independent

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