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Ireland revises July unemployment rate up to 5.9 percent from 5.1

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Ireland revises July unemployment rate up to 5.9 percent from 5.1
FILE PHOTO: A bird flies over Dublin Port at sunrise in Dublin, Ireland November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo   -   Copyright  Clodagh Kilcoyne(Reuters)

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish statistics service on Tuesday revised the country’s unemployment rate for July up to 5.9 percent from an estimate of 5.1 percent published four weeks ago.

The revision followed a quarterly survey of the labour market, and the Central Statistics Office said it planned to revise its methodology for monthly unemployment estimates.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by John Stonestreet)