NI Unemployment Rate Reaches Lowest Level In A Decade

The unemployment rate in Northern Ireland has reached its lowest level in ten years, according to new figures.

From September to November 2017 the rate was 3.8% and is now below the UK rate.

It has decreased by 0.9% from the previous quarter and by 1.8% over the year.
News Image
However, according to Nisra, the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits increased by 100 over the month to 29,200 in December 2017. This is the first monthly increase since January 2013.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

13 March 2019
Drugs Campaign Launched To Tackle Street-Level Dealing
A new multi-media campaign aimed at tackling street-level drug dealing has been launched today, 13 March. The initiative, a PSNI partnership with the local Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and Crimestoppers, got underway in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon today.
15 August 2019
Top A Level Grades Rise Across NI
As thousands of pupils across Northern Ireland opened their A level results envelope this morning, it was revealed that the amount achieving the top grades has increased slightly. A strong performance and small increases were reported across all grades, with a rise in the number of A* grades awarded, mainly due to a boost in female performances. 8.
14 August 2019
Thousands To Receive A Level Results
The wait is almost over for thousands of A Level students as their results are set to be published tomorrow, Thursday 15 August. Students and parents are advised to be prepared for all outcomes before collecting their results, with GCSE grades also due to be published next week, Thursday 22.
20 September 2019
Man Jailed For 13 Years Over Belfast Rape
A man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the rape of two young women in November 2017. Orhan Kibar, aged 43, is also facing an extended licence period of three years after targeting the pair at a house in south Belfast. One of the women was locked in the bathroom during the attack, before managing to escape and raise the alarm.
30 October 2018
Greysteel Massacre Remembered 25 Years On
The enduring pain and trauma of the Greysteel murders remains 25 years later, as Northern Ireland remembers the night of October 30, 1993 when eight people were killed by a loyalist paramilitary group.