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Live register figures virtually unchanged in September

Seasonally adjusted figures show 400 people came off the register in September – leaving unemployment at 14.8 per cent.

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IRELAND’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE remained at 14.8 per cent in September, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Seasonally adjusted live register figures show that a total of 400 people left the register – a figure the CSO deemed to be statistically insignificant.

When seasonal adjustments were removed, however, the figures signing on fell by almost 27,000 people.

The number of long-term claimants – those signing on for a year or more – has fallen for the first time since April.

The number of under 25s signing on is down by 7,172 in the last year – marking 27 consecutive months in which the number of claimants under 25 has fallen when compared to the figure from 12 months previously.

Read: 11.4 per cent: Eurozone unemployment reaches another record high

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