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Unemployment rate stays at 9.5%
01 Sep 2015 11:11
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 9.5%, unchanged from the previous month's rate.
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It compares to a rate of 11.1% in August of last year, according to figures from the CSO.
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The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 206,500 in August.
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That was an increase of 400 when compared to the July figure or a decrease of 32,200 when compared to August of last year.
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The number of males unemployed in August was 127,000, unchanged on the July figure.
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In August, the number of females unemployed was 79,500, an increase of 400 from the July figure.
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The seasonally adjusted youth unemployment rate was 20.7% in August 2015, unchanged from July.
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Youth unemployment is categorised as persons aged between 15 and 24 years.
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