Unemployment rate of 8.8% in December 2015

According to figures released by the Central Statistics Office, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2015 was 8.8%, unchanged from the revised November 2015 rate and down from 10.2% in December 2014.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 190,600 in December 2015, a decrease of 700 when compared to the November 2015 figure or a decrease of 29,200 when compared to December 2014.