Irish Jobless Rate at Over 11-Year Low of 5.4%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in March 2019 from 5.6 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest jobless rate since February 2008, as unemployed persons declined by 3,400 to 131,300.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 131,300 in March of 2019, down from a downwardly revised 134,700 in February and a decrease of 6,200 when compared to March 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.4 percent, down from a downwardly revised 5.5 percent in February and compared to 5.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it dropped to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in Februay and compared with 5.7 percent in March 2018. The number of males unemployed declined by 1,700 from the previous month to 70,500 and the of females decreases by 1,700 to 60,800.

The youth unemployment rate went down to 13.4 percent in March from 13.8 percent in the previous month.

Irish Jobless Rate at Over 11-Year Low of 5.4%


CSO | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
4/2/2019 10:34:18 AM