24/01/2018

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.
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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.

(CD/MH)

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