Irish jobless rate at 13.7pc

City A.M. Reporter
IRELAND’S unemployment rate was 13.7 per cent in May, unchanged from April's downwardly revised figure, while the number of people claiming jobless benefit inched lower, data from the Central Statistics Office showed.

Unemployment benefit claimants fell 700 to a seasonally adjusted 426,100 last month. The unemployment rate in April was revised down to 13.7 percent from a provisional figure of 14 per cent a month earlier. Economists expect the number of claims to fall further.