Irish Jobless Rate at Over 14-Year Low of 4.4%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased to 4.4 percent in May of 2019 from a downwardly revised 4.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest jobless rate since March of 2005, as unemployed persons fell by 3,100 to 108,200.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 108,200 in May of 2019, down from a downwardly revised 111,300 in April and a decrease of 33,200 when compared to May of 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 percent in April and compared to 6.1 percent a year earlier; while for females it edged down to 4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in the prior month and below 5.8 percent in May 2018. The number of males unemployed fell by 2,400 from the previous month to 60,800 and that of females dropped by 800 to 47,300. 

The youth unemployment rate went down to 10.0 percent in May from a downwardly revised 10.3 percent in the previous month.

Irish Jobless Rate at Over 14-Year Low of 4.4%


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
6/5/2019 10:30:21 AM