The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2016 was 8.6%, according to figures released today.
The Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,200 (-0.7%) to 330,000 last month on a seasonally adjusted basis.
The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed was 191,700 in November, a decrease of 700 when compared to October, official figures show.
The number of people signing on the dole fell by 1,900 last month, the CSO revealed today.
July saw a slight increase in the number of people unemployed, according to official statistics released today.