Thursday, June 09, 2005

Irish employment up by 3.9%

Ireland Online:

The number of people in employment in Ireland rose by 72,400 in a year, the highest level of annual growth since 2000, figures showed today.

The annual growth of 3.9% in the first quarter of 2005 brings the number of people in work to 1,908,300, figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed.

There was a slight drop in unemployment of 1,500 over the year, bringing the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate down to 4.2%, compared with 4.4% for the last quarter.

Jobs growth accelerates, figures show

Employment up 72,400 in 12 months

Job growth hits highest level in 4 years


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