Irish Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Since September 2008


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in November 2016 from 7.5 percent in October and from 9.1 percent the same month a year earlier. It was the lowest figure since September 2008, as the number of unemployed fell further. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 15.5 percent, the lowest since August 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 160,700 in November 2016, down 3,400 when compared to the October 2016 figure and a decrease of 36,200 when compared to November 2015. 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded to 8.3 percent, down from 8.6 percent in October and from 10.7 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent in the previous month and from 7.1 percent in November 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 3,400 to 99,600 from the previous month, while the number of females unemployed increased by 100 to 61,100.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 15.5 percent, the lowest reading since August 2008, from 16.4 percent in the previous month.

 Irish Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Since September 2008


CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/29/2016 11:23:20 AM