The number of people at work has climbed back above 1.9 million

The number of people at work has climbed back above one-point-nine million- the highest it’s been in nearly five years. CSOThe Central Statistics Office says it’s latest quarterly national household survey from April to June puts the unemployment rate at 11.5 per cent – down from 12 per cent in the first quarter. The number who are long-term unemployed has also fallen from 8.1 per cent to 6.8 per cent in the year to teh end of June. Statistician with the C-S-O, Brian Ring says the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in years: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/27419/medium/”]          

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