Employment rate up for first time since 2008 - RTÉ News
Good news. Unemployment has fallen from 14.6% to 14.2%. In Feb 12' it stood at 15%.
It is the eight month in a row that the live register has fallen. Employment actually INCREASED in the fourth quarter.
There is still along way to go before we reach acceptable levels of employment but this is a good step.
PS. Before the usual economic illiterates turn up shouting about Christmas and all that, these figures are SEASONALLY ADJUSTED. So the number actually unemployed in the fourth quarter was 294,000.
Edit. Unemployment rate is now at 14.1% for February. Down from 14.2% at the end of 2012