Irish unemployment rate steady at 4.2%
Saturday, March 5, 2005
According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the unemployment rate in the Republic of Ireland was steady at 4.2% for February. The total number on the live register was 155,900 a fall of 1,300 from January.
A similier report by Eurostat - the Statistical Office of the European Union - for the month of January put Irish unemploment at 4.3%, confirming beliefs that Ireland now has the lowest rate of unemployment in Europe. Ireland is followed closely by Luxembourg with a rate of 4.4% and Austria at 4.5%. The EU average is 8.8% with Poland having the highest rate at 18.2%.
- "Unemployment rate steady at 4.2% in February" — , March 5, 2005
- "CSO Live Register Analysis (PDF)" — , March 5, 2005
- "Euro-zone unemployment stable at 8.8%; Ireland lowest at 4.3%" — , March 5, 2005