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Irish July unemployment rate revised up to 5.3% on quarterly data

Irish July unemployment rate revised up to 5.3% on quarterly data
FILE PHOTO: Construction cranes are seen in the Irish Financial Services Centre in Dublin, Ireland April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne -
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s July unemployment rate was revised up to 5.3% from 4.6% on Tuesday following the release of quarterly data by the statistics agency.

Employment, which is measured comprehensively on a quarterly basis, increased by 2% or 45,000 people year-on-year in the three months to June, compared with a 3.7% increase in the previous quarter, the data showed.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alison Williams)

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