RTTNews - Ireland's live register total increased to a seasonally adjusted 428,800 in August from 423,400 in July, the Central Statistics Office said in a report on Wednesday. A year earlier, the live register was 236,100.

On an unadjusted basis, live register increased 77.9% year-on-year to 192,672 in August, compared to the 197,495 in the previous month.

The standardized unemployment rate increased to 12.4% in August from 12.2% last month. The jobless rate was 6.8% a year ago.

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