The latest Central Statistics Office (CSO) quarterly data shows the rate of unemployment in Ireland has dropped to 9.1% in July-September.

The construction and industrial sectors delivered the most new jobs as a 59,400 increase in number of full-time positions helped bring the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2008.

The data showed Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate drop to 9.1 per cent in July-September this year from 9.6 percent in April-June. The rate in the third quarter of 2014 was 11.1 per cent.

In addition, a revision of monthly CSO data brought the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October down to 8.9 per cent from the previously estimated 9.3 per cent. September’s unemployment rate was similarly revised from 9.4 per cent to 9 per cent.

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