Irish Unemployment Rate Steady at 10%
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10 percent in April of 2015, the same as in the previous month and the lowest since January of 2009.
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits decreased 0.5 percent to 349,500 in April. The figure compares with 450,000 claimants in 2010 when the country entered its three-year bailout programme.
53.9 percent of all claimants were short-term claimants, down from 210,334 a year earlier. There were 70,181 casual and part-time workers, representing 20.4 percent of total labor force.
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