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Adjusted unemployment falls slightly in May to 26.1% – CSO

Unemployment, adjusted to account for those on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, fell slightly in May to 26.1%. This compares to 28.2% in April.

The percentage of younger people unemployed continues to be high with 51% of those 15-24 out of work compared to 22.5% of those aged over 25.

The Central Statistics Office reports that the standard measure of unemployment rose to 5.6% in May.

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