Slight Drop In Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Ireland has dropped slightly, according to new figures.

The Central Statistics Office recorded that the unemployment rate for October is 9.3%, down from 9.4% in September.

The Minister for Business & Employment Ged Nash TD said these are the lowest figures in more than six years.

Minister Nash said: "I am particularly pleased to see a significant drop in the number of young people who are unemployed since last month. 1,700 15 to 24 year olds who were unemployed in September have either found work or returned to study or training. Last year, 800 young people left the dole queues during the same period, so we can see that there is a significant acceleration in the opportunities for our youth."


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