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Unemployment rate remains at 5.4% in April – CSO

Unemployment rate remains at 5.4% in April – CSO

New Central Statistics Office figures show that the country’s unemployment rate remained at an 11-year low of 5.4% in April.

The CSO said the seasonally adjusted number of people who were without a job stood at 129,700 in April, a decrease of 10,200 when compared to the same month last year.

The unemployment rate has fallen steadily from a financial crisis peak of 16% in 2012. It had provisionally dropped as low as 5.1% last year but the figures have since been subject to a series of quarterly revisions.

Today’s CSO figures show that the unemployment rate for men in April fell to 5.2% from 6% the same time last year, while the rate for women fell to 5.5 from 5.7%.

They also reveal that the seasonally adjusted youth unemployment rate fell to 12.8% in April from 13.5% in March.

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