Ireland Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6 percent in October of 2017 from 6.1 percent in the previous two months, reaching a new low since June of 2008. Unemployment has fallen sharply since it hit near a decade high of 15.2 percent in January of 2012. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.75 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.70 percent in December of 2000.

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Ireland Jobless Rate Falls Further to 9-Year Low of 6%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6 percent in October of 2017 from 6.1 percent in the previous two months, reaching a new low since June of 2008. Unemployment has fallen sharply since it hit near a decade high of 15.2 percent in January of 2012.

The number of persons unemployed was 131,300 in October 2017, down from 133,100 in September 2017 and a decrease of 26,800 when compared to October 2016. 

The unemployment rate was 6.7 percent for males, down from 6.8 percent in September and 8.1 percent in October 2016. There were 80,300 unemployed males, down from 82,000 in September. For females, the unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, unchanged from September and down from 6.1 percent a year earlier. The number of females unemployed was 51,000, a decrease of 100 when compared to September.

The youth unemployment rate was 14 percent in October, a decrease from 14.7 percent in September.

CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/1/2017 11:22:44 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-05 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.4% 6.4%
2017-10-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2017-11-01 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6.1% 6.1%
2017-12-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.10 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2062.90 2063.90 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 141.50 146.20 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -7827.00 -19937.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 432.50 443.40 461.10 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1634.50 1620.40 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 60.40 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.80 15.30 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 81.50 80.00 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1563.25 1546.35 1563.25 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 870.81 839.32 870.81 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.77 4.72 4.77 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 33637.00 34419.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 139.10 143.40 143.40 69.00 Index Points [+]
Employment Change 1.10 0.80 2.40 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.70 65.40 69.80 58.30 percent [+]


Ireland Unemployment Rate

In Ireland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.10 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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