Irish Unemployment Rate at 6-Year Low in May

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent in May of 2015 after a downward revised 9.8 percent in the precedent month. It has been on a downward trend since May 2013 and it is the lowest figure since January 2009.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 209,700 in May 2015, a decrease of 300 on a monthly basis and a decrease of 40,500 when compared to May 2014.

While seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males decreased to 11.0 percent from 11.1 percent in April, for females it was up by 1 p.p. when compared to 8.2 percent last month. The number of males unemployed was 129,600 (-1,500 when compared to April), while the number of females unemployed increased by 1,100 to 80,000.

Youth unemployment rate was 20.2 percent, down from 20.7 percent last month.

Irish Unemployment Rate at 6-Year Low in May

CSO | Joana Ferreira |
6/3/2015 11:42:18 AM