Irish jobless rate including COVID-19 payouts falls to 6.9%

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DUBLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Ireland’s unemployment rate, including people receiving temporary COVID-19 jobless benefits, fell to 6.9% in November from 7.9% in October, the Central Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Excluding Pandemic Unemployment Payments, which will be withdrawn in February, the rate was unchanged at 5.2%.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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