Ireland Unemployment Rate  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 5.1 percent in June of 2018 from a downwardly revised 5.2 percent in the previous month and 6.6 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since October of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.90 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.90 percent in November of 2000.

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Irish Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2007


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 5.1 percent in June of 2018 from a downwardly revised 5.2 percent in the previous month and 6.6 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since October of 2007.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 120,200, down from 123,100 when compared to May figure and a decrease of 34,300 when compared to June last year.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.1 percent, down from 5.2 percent in May and compared to a 7.2 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.2 percent, the same as in the previous month and down from a 5.9 percent in June of 2017. The number of males unemployed decreased by 2,400 from the previous month to 64,600, while the number of females unemployed fell by 600 to 55,500.

The youth unemployment rate fell to 11.4 percent in June from a downwardly revised 11.8 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since May of 2008.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 16 percent in early 2012.


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/3/2018 10:30:44 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-01 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6% 6%
2018-06-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%
2018-07-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.2% 5.9%
2018-07-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.1%
2018-09-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5%
2018-10-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.20 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2237.90 2225.10 2237.90 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 132.90 144.10 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 4563.00 -100.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 459.00 461.50 502.70 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1785.20 1761.80 1814.80 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 62.30 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.70 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.80 31.50 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 72.10 72.00 120.60 72.00 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1613.95 1563.25 1613.95 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 889.94 867.95 889.94 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 38498.00 35047.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 161.60 156.30 161.60 59.10 Index Points [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 2.50 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.90 68.30 72.50 59.30 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.20 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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