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Irish jobless rate falls to 14.4% in July

Irish jobless rate falls to 14.4% in July
Irish jobless rate falls to 14.4% in July   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

DUBLIN – Ireland’s unemployment rate, including those receiving temporary COVID-19 jobless benefit, fell to 14.4% in July from a revised 16.2% in June as the economy continued to reopen, the state statistics agency said on Thursday.

Excluding recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, which offers a higher rate and will be phased out in the coming months, the unemployment rate stood at 7.4% in July from 6.8% in June, the Central Statistics Office said.