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Ireland jobless rate remains stable in September

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Staff Writer | October 4, 2017
Ireland's unemployment rate held steady in September after falling slightly in the previous month, preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office showed.
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The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 6.1% in September, the same rate as in August.

In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment rate was 7.5%.

The number of unemployed people fell to 133,200 in September from 133,400 in the preceding month. A year ago, the jobless figure totaled 164,800.

The youth unemployment rate, which applies to the 15-24 age group dropped to 14.8% in September from 15.3% a month earlier.