21/03/2018

Drop In Unemployment Rate In NI

The number of unemployed people in Northern Ireland has fallen in the three months to January 2018, according to the latest Labour Market survey.

The employment rate rose to 69.8%, however it remains below the UK average of 75.3%.

The data was published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).
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Over 28,500 people are currently claiming unemployment-related benefits, and figures for February revealed a drop in unemployment by 100.

(CD/MH)


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