Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland increased to 62.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 62.10 percent in the third quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland averaged 62.89 percent from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 66.70 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and a record low of 59.80 percent in the second quarter of 1998.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland is expected to be 63.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland to stand at 64.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 64.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.70 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2272.20 2265.00 2272.20 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 128.80 143.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -2693.00 -42.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 461.40 455.70 499.90 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1815.00 1795.50 1815.00 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.20 62.10 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.80 13.90 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 74.20 72.10 119.10 71.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 877.30 855.00 893.00 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.84 4.78 4.84 2.82 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 36359.00 36758.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 147.10 144.70 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 4.10 3.50 4.10 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 761.65 742.75 761.65 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.46 22.62 23.46 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.50 32.80 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.80 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.10 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]


Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.20 62.10 66.70 59.80 1998 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.30 Dec/18
France 72.30 Dec/18
Netherlands 71.00 Feb/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.50 Sep/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Canada 65.80 Feb/19
Italy 65.70 Jan/19
Australia 65.60 Feb/19
United States 63.20 Feb/19
South Korea 62.30 Feb/19
Russia 62.10 Feb/19
Brazil 61.60 Jan/19
Germany 61.50 Sep/18
Japan 61.20 Jan/19
Mexico 59.50 Dec/18
South Africa 59.40 Dec/18
Spain 58.61 Dec/18
Euro Area 57.30 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Sep/18
Turkey 53.10 Dec/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.50 Dec/18


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