Ireland Unemployment Rate at 14.1 Percent in February


The standardised unemployment rate in February 2013 was 14.1 percent, unchanged from the revised January 2013 rate. In unadjusted terms there were 428,876 people signing on the Live Register in February 2013. This represents an annual decrease of 10,546 (-2.4 percent).

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 1,400 in February 2013, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 428,800. On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 1,200 males in February 2013, and females decreased by 200 over the same period.

There were 89,780 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in February, which represents 20.9 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.1 percent one year earlier when there were 88,214 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register. In the year to February 2013 the number of casual and part-time workers increased by 1,566 (+1.8 percent).
 
In the year to February 2013 the number of persons aged 25 and over on the Live Register decreased by 3,971 (-1.1 percent), and the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 6,575 (-8.8 percent). Annual decreases in persons aged under 25 have occurred in all months since July 2010. The percentage of persons aged under 25 on the Live Register now stands at 15.9 percent for February 2013, down from 17.1 percent in February 2012 and 18.5 percent in February 2011.
 

CSO | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
2/27/2013 11:09:21 AM