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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# cso stats

Last year
Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions
The unemployment rate in December 2021, adjusted due to the PUP, stood at 7.5%.
All time
House and apartment prices increased by 2.2% nationally over course of 2020
Households paid an average price of €297,043 for a dwelling in the 12 months to December 2020.
In April, 80% of us rated our compliance with the restrictions as 'high'. Now, that figure is below 60%
The CSO has published its latest survey looking at the social impact of Covid-19.
Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%
Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.
The Irish For: The rise of Fiadh, the third most popular girl's name
With Fiadh now in the top five baby names for girls, Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the origin of the name.
Industrial action cost 1,923 working days between April and June this year
New figures from the CSO show that the days lost to industrial dispute increased slightly in the second quarter of this year.
A boost from the '132' plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013
The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.
Latest CSO stats show improvement in Government deficit
The General Government Deficit for the second quarter was 6 per cent of GDP.
July heatwave got us spending (a bit) more
Some of the biggest increases in retail sales were in clothing and footwear, and the bar trade.
CSO: Numbers in employment increased by 9,600 in three months
Stats for the second quarter of the year show a seasonally adjusted increase in employment 9,600. There was an annual increase of 1.8 per cent.
Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.
Slide in pharmaceutical sales drives a nine per cent drop in exports
There was a decline of €703 million in the year up to June – driven largely by the drop in pharma sales, as patents for major drugs expire.
Property prices down in May, but rate of drop slowing
The most positive signs are in the Dublin market, with homes changing hands for 1.4 per cent more than in the same month last year.
Number of carers rises by 23,000 as over half a million claim a disability
4.1 per cent of the population are now listed as being carers, latest census figures show, as 13 per cent of the population claim they have a disability.