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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.1 percent in March of 2018, after an upwardly revision from the previous rate and compared with a 7.0 percent a year ago. It was the lowest jobless rate since May of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.95 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 April of 2001.

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Irish Jobless Rate Steady at 6.1%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.1 percent in March of 2018, after an upwardly revision from the previous rate and compared with 7.0 percent a year ago. It was the lowest jobless rate since May of 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 144,400 in March of 2018, down from 146,300 when compared to February and a decrease of 19,100 when compared to last year.

The jobless rate was 6.4 percent for males, down from 6.5 percent in the previous month and down from 7.3 percent a year earlier; while for females the unemployment rate was recorded at 5.6 percent, down from 5.7 percent February and from 6.6 percent in March of 2017. The number of males unemployed dropped by 1,300 from the prior month to 83,100, while the number of females unemployed went down by 500 to 61,300.

The youth unemployment rate fell to 12.5 percent in March, following a 12.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since June of 2008.


CSO | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
4/4/2018 10:26:59 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-30 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.2% 6.2%
2018-02-27 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6.1% 6.1%
2018-04-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.1% 5.9%
2018-05-01 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6%
2018-06-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6%
2018-07-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.10 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2225.10 2191.90 2237.30 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 144.10 163.50 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -2978.00 -2042.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 461.50 434.30 502.70 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1761.80 1750.90 1814.80 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 61.80 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.70 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.50 12.70 31.80 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 72.10 72.40 122.10 72.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1613.95 1563.25 1613.95 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 867.95 826.53 869.36 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 39841.00 39478.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 161.60 155.80 161.60 69.00 Index Points [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 2.50 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.30 68.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.10 6.10 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 12.60 Feb/18
Italy 10.90 Feb/18
Turkey 10.80 Jan/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Feb/18
Canada 5.80 Mar/18
Australia 5.50 Mar/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Feb/18
United States 4.10 Mar/18
South Korea 4.00 Mar/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Netherlands 3.90 Mar/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.50 Feb/18
Mexico 3.20 Feb/18
Switzerland 2.90 Mar/18
Japan 2.50 Feb/18


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