Wednesday, September 19 11:28:25
There was a fall in the numbers employed in Ireland of 1.8pc or 33,400 in the year to the second quarter of 2012 compared to a year earlier while unemployment rose by 4,000, the latest Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter from the CSO shows today.
The quarter saw total employment fall to 1,787,900, it said.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, employment fell by 13,700 (-0.8pc) in the quarter. This follows on from a seasonally adjusted decrease in employment of 10,300 (-0.6pc) in Q1 2012.
Unemployment increased by 4,000 (+1.3pc) in the year to Q2 2012. This brings the total number of persons unemployed to 308,500.
On a seasonally adjusted basis unemployment fell by 3,700 over the quarter.
The long-term unemployment rate increased from 7.7pc to 8.8pc over the year to Q2 2012. Long-term unemployment accounted for 59.9pc of total unemployment in Q2 2012 compared with 53.9pc a year earlier and 43.3pc in the second quarter of 2010.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged over the quarter at 14.8pc.
The total number of persons in the labour force in the second quarter of 2012 was 2,096,400, representing a decrease of 29,500 (-1.4pc) over the year.
This compares with an annual labour force decrease of 26,800 (-1.2pc) in Q2 2011.