Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 11%



Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.0 percent in October of 2014 from 11.1 percent in September. It is the lowest value since March of 2009.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,500 (-0.9 percent) in October 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 371,400.

In unadjusted terms there were 358,630 people signing on the Live Register in October 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 37,882 (-9.6 percent).

The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in October 2014 was 170,892. The number of male long term claimants decreased by 12,856 (-10.2 percent) in the year to October 2014, while females increased by 1,347 (+2.4 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 11,509 (-6.3 percent) in the number of long term claimants.

In October 2014, 52.3 percent (187,738) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants. The comparable figure for October 2013 was 54 percent (214,111). The annual fall of 26,373 (-12.3 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 16,125 (-13.3 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,248 (-11.0 percent) in female short term claimants.

There were 71,452 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in October 2014, which represents 19.9 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.5 percent one year earlier when there were 81,319 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register.  In the year to October 2014 the number of casual and part-time workers decreased by 9,867 (-12.1 percent), with the number of males decreasing by 5,670 (-12.9 percent) and the number of females decreasing by 4,197 (-11.2 percent).

Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 11%


CSO | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
11/5/2014 11:15:52 AM