Irish unemployment rate at 13-year low of 4.8%

CSO figures show number of workers classified as unemployed in December was 119,00

The State’s headline unemployment rate of 4.8%  is  nearly three percentage points lower than the euro zone average of 7.5%

The State’s headline unemployment rate of 4.8% is nearly three percentage points lower than the euro zone average of 7.5%

The Republic’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.8 per cent in December, with economists predicting another strong year of employment growth.

Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show the number of workers classified as unemployed last month was 119,000.

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