Ireland’s unemployment rate has stalled for a third month in a row at 9.7pc as the number out of work increased by 300 when compared with June, according to latest CSO figures.
The number of unemployed, adjusted for seasonal factors, increased to 208,900 in July but showed a decrease of 32,400 compared with the same time last year.
The number of males unemployed in July was 127,700. This represents a decrease of 200 when compared to June. But last month the number of females unemployed was 81,200, an increase of 500 from June.
The youth unemployment rate, based on those aged 15-24 who were part of the labour force, climbed from 19.9pc in June to 20.2pc last month.