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.
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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.