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Unemployment edges up 0.1 percentage points in Ireland in January

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 4, 2020
The unemployment rate in Ireland rose slightly in January, according to the Central Statistics Office, but continues to fall on an annual basis.
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The seasonally adjusted rate stood at 4.8% last month up 0.1 percentage points compared to December.

Topics: Unemployment Ireland

However it is 0.3 percentage points lower than the rate recorded in January 2019.

Last month the seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed was 120,200, which is 3,300 higher month on month but 4,000 lower over the year.

Meanwhile there were 36,200 under 24s unemployed in January, giving a youth unemployment rate of 11.8% in the month.

That is up 2,800 0.7 percentage points on December but 500 0.6 percentage points lower year-on-year.

According to the CSO the unemployment rate for males was 5% in January, while the female rate stood at 4.6%.