30/09/2010

Ireland's 'Live Register' Falls In September

This month's Live Register has reported a monthly decrease of 5,400 for September.

The seasonally adjusted official figures revealed today that the number of people on the Live Register now stands at 442,417, an annual increase of 22,563, or 5.4%.

Ireland's Central Statistics Office findings compare to the increase of 30,198, or 6.9%, in the year to August 2010.

The news comes as the main parties continue to battle over an effective policy to reduce unemployment and create jobs around the country.

At the same time, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions is organising a demonstration from Anglo Irish Bank headquarters to Leinster House today to coincide with the first sitting of Dáil since the summer recess. Hundreds of people are expected to protest Government cutbacks in Dublin later today.

Septembers fall in those signing on is expected to offer little solace to the hundreds of thousands of Irish people still unemployed.

The unemployment rate in September was 13.7%, down from 13.8% in August. In the second quarter of 2010 the employment rate stood at 13.2%.

There was a decrease of 2,600 males and 2,900 females in the seasonally adjusted series in September.

The average net weekly decrease in the seasonally adjusted series in September 2010 was 1,350, compared to a weekly increase of 625 in the previous month.

(DW)

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