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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in August 2017 from an earlier estimate of 6.3 percent. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.78 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 Lowest Since 2008


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in August 2017, from 6.4 percent in July and below 7.9 percent in the same month of the previous year. It matched the June of 2017 figure which was the lowest since June of 2008. The number of unemployed fell by 1,700 to 139,100.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed fell to 139,100 in August 2017, down from 140,800 when compared to the July figure and a decrease of 33,900 when compared to August 2016.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded at 7.1 percent, unchanged from July and down from 9.0 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.2 percent, down from 5.4 percent in the previous month and below 6.5 percent in August 2016. The number of males unemployed was steady at 86,500, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 1,600 to 52,700.

The youth unemployment rate rose to 12.7 percent from 12.3 percent in the previous month.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 15.2 percent in January 2012.

CSO | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
9/5/2017 11:39:27 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.4% 6.3%
2017-08-01 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.3% 6.2%
2017-09-05 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.4% 6.4%
2017-10-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.3%
2017-11-01 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2%
2017-12-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.20 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 -10129.00 5659.00 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 12.30 12.00 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 80.00 81.10 122.10 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 [+]
Employment Change 1.10 0.80 2.40 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.70 65.40 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 139.10 143.40 143.40 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 40786.00 46022.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]


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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.10 6.20 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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