CSO figures show slight fall in unemployment

CSO figures show slight fall in unemployment

Unemployment fell slightly last month, according to the Central Statistics Office.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment figure for August was 126,000, or 5.2%, down from 127,800 (5.3%) in July and down from 132,400, or 5.5%, in August 2018.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males last month was unchanged at 5.4% from July, but was down from 5.6% in August 2018.

It means there were 70,000 unemployed males last month compared to 70,200 in July.

The same figure for female unemployment was 5.1% in August, down from 5.2% in July, and down from 5.5% in August 2018. Last month had 56,000 unemployed females compared to 57,700 in July.

Youth unemployment stood at 14.7% in August, unchanged from July.

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