Clare TD Highlights Drop In Unemployment Rates

A Clare government TD is welcoming new figures which show the monthly unemployment rate has reached the lowest rate since 2005.

The rate for May of this year stands at 4.4%, down from 4.6% a month previously and a drop from the rate of 5.9% last year.

In all, 2.3 million Irish people were working in the first quarter of this year, with 221,000 new jobs created since 2016.


Clarecastle Fine Gael TD Joe Carey, who is member of the Oireachtas Committee on Employment, says the numbers on the live register are steadily decreasing: