Ireland Unemployment Rate Stable at 14% in March


In Ireland, the unemployment rate in March 2013 was 14.0 percent, unchanged from the revised February 2013 rate. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey was 14.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,200 in March 2013, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 426,100. On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 2,500 males in March 2013, while females increased by 300 over the same period. 

In the year to March 2013, the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 6,401 (-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 15.7 percent for March 2013.
 
There were 89,798 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in March, which represents 21.1 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.4 percent one year earlier when there were 88,716 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register.
 

CSO | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
4/4/2013 11:12:27 AM