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Unemployment in Ireland steady at 4.4 percent

Unemployment in Ireland steady at 4.4 percent

Unemployment in the Republic of Ireland remained steady last month at a European Union-low 4.4 percent, the government's Central Statistics Office reported Friday.
The report said the number of people collecting unemployment benefits in this country of 4.2 million fell in September to 152,307, down 17,307 from August.
Ireland's jobs market has grown steadily over the past decade thanks to an invasion of foreign multinationals attracted by Ireland's corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent. Last month, the number of people with jobs exceeded 2 million for the first time in the state's history.
The government's chief whip, Tom Kitt, welcomed the latest figures as demonstrating "the continuing strength of our underlying labor market performance." He forecast continued cuts in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits.


Updated : 2021-05-08 10:26 GMT+08:00