Unemployment at lowest level since 2009 according to CSO

The number of people in employment increased by 3.2 per cent in the year to the end of September. CSO The latest Quarterly National Household Survey from the Central Statistics Office shows 58 thousand people secured jobs during the period. It represents the fourth successive quarter recording an annual rise – and the largest increase since the end of 2007. The number of people unemployed fell by almost 13 per cent or just under 42 thousand in the year to the end of the third quarter of 2013. It means the rate of unemployment has fallen from 13 point six per cent – to 12 point eight per cent. Brian Ring from the CSO says the total number of people in employment in Ireland is now just under one point nine million: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/15375/medium/”]  

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