© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk near a demolition site in Dublin, Ireland, February 11, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, dropping to 4.8% in April from a downwardly revised 5.1% in March, the Central Statistics Office said on Thursday.
The jobless rate, including people on a separate benefits scheme for those who lost their job due to COVID-19 disruption ends, had stood at 7% at the end of February, before the scheme ended.