Unemployment in Ireland remained static in the month of July, with figures released by the CSO revealing that 7.8pc of those between 15 and 74 are currently on the live register.
That is the same as the rate recorded for June. Unemployment fell by 1.4pc on an annual basis, down from 9.2pc in July of 2015.
In total, there were 169,100 people registered as unemployed last month, a reduction of 29,800 compared to a year previously.
In July 2016 the male unemployment rate was 9.1pc, unchanged from June 2016 and down from 10.6% in July 2015.
Female unemployment last month stood at 6.2pc, down from 7.6pc in July 2015.
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