Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 13.6% in June


In June, Ireland's unemployment rate was 13.6 percent, down from 13.7 percent in May and 14.9 percent in June of 2012. Youth unemployment now stands at 16.4 percent, down from 17.5 percent in June of 2012 and 19.0 percent in June of 2011.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,500 in June 2013, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 422,900. The number of male claimants decreased by 15,774 (-5.5 percent) to 270,937 over the year while female claimants showed little change decreasing by 843 (-0.5 percent) to 164,420.

In June, the number of long term claimants on the Live Register was 197,508, representing an overall decrease of 1,741 (-0.9 percent) from a year earlier. In the same month, 54.6 percent (237,849) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants. The comparable figure for June 2012 was 55.9 percent (252,725).

There were 88,322 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in June 2013, which represents 20.3 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 19.6 percent one year earlier when there were 88,465 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register. 

In the year to June 2013 the number of persons aged 25 and over on the Live Register decreased by 8,828 (-2.4 percent), and the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 7,789 (-9.8 percent). Annual decreases in persons aged under 25 have occurred in all months since July 2010.

Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 13.6% in June


CSO | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
7/3/2013 11:22:18 AM