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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Labour Force

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China relaxed its one-child policy - now there's a baby boom
Almost 12 million Chinese babies were born in the first eight months of the year.
One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less
A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.
The unemployment rate has been revised down even further
A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.
There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture
Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.
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.
Unemployment will be below 400,000 before Christmas, says Varadkar
The Transport Minister says he’s “fairly sure” there will be fewer than 400,000 people on the live register by Christmas.
Number of people at work rises for first time in over four years
Unemployment stood at 14.2pc at the end of 2012 – down 0.4pc in three months – but emigration played a key role.
Number of unemployed up 5.25 per cent in twelve months - CSO
New data shows that the number of people employed at the end of September was down 46,000 on the same time last year.