Eurostat figures show large decrease in Irish unemployment

Eurostat figures show large decrease in Irish unemployment

Ireland has seen one of the largest decreases in unemployment across the EU in the year to June.

Figures released by Eurostat show our rate fell from 13.6% to 11.8%.

Other countries which experienced significant falls in unemployment include Portugal and Hungary.

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria (5%), Germany (5.1%) and Malta (5.6%).

Greece and Spain have the highest unemployment rates in the EU.

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