Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since August 2008

To celebrate unemployment falling to its lowest level since August 2008, why not avail of a special free jobs listing on Ireland’s specialist auto industry jobs website – RecruitAuto.ie in the month of January.

RecruitAuto.ie is welcoming the good news that the unemployment rate has hit its lowest level since August 2008. The rate has fallen for the seventh straight month in December to 7.2 per cent. This is impressive against a background of gloomy high of 15.2 per cent at the beginning of 2012. It also compares with a current euro zone average of 9.8 per cent.
To celebrate unemployment now being at its lowest level since August 2008, we are offering all businesses in the wider Irish motor industry up to two free job listing free.

According to the latest CSO figures, the rate of unemployment was 7.2 per cent last month, down from 7.3 per cent in November 2016 and a very encouraging drop from 8.9 per cent in December 2015.

The CSO said the seasonally adjusted number of people who were unemployed stood at 157,700 in December, down from 160,500 in November. It also marked an annual fall of 35,500.
The figures show that the unemployment rate during the month of December for men was 8.1%, while the corresponding figure for women was 6.1%.

Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate (people aged 15-24) stood at 14.5% in December, down from 15.4% in November.

But he cautioned that the outlook from this year on is more uncertain in light of Brexit.
RecruitAuto.ie expects the downward trend in unemployment to continue in 2017, but at a reduced pace, due in the main to uncertainty associated with Brexit.

However, if you have been thinking about filling a position in your business, the current offer by RecruitAuto.ie to help further lower unemployment allows you to advertise up to two jobs for free this month (January 2017). Happy New Year and continued success during the year ahead.

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