Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased to 4.4 percent in May of 2019 from a downwardly revised 4.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest jobless rate since March of 2005, as unemployed persons fell by 3,100 to 108,200. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.76 percent from 1983 until 2019, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 4.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Ireland to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 5.6%
2019-04-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.6% 5.5%
2019-04-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
2019-06-05 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.6% 4.6%
2019-07-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.5%
2019-07-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4%
2019-09-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4%



Irish Jobless Rate at Over 14-Year Low of 4.4%

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased to 4.4 percent in May of 2019 from a downwardly revised 4.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest jobless rate since March of 2005, as unemployed persons fell by 3,100 to 108,200.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 108,200 in May of 2019, down from a downwardly revised 111,300 in April and a decrease of 33,200 when compared to May of 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 percent in April and compared to 6.1 percent a year earlier; while for females it edged down to 4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in the prior month and below 5.8 percent in May 2018. The number of males unemployed fell by 2,400 from the previous month to 60,800 and that of females dropped by 800 to 47,300. 

The youth unemployment rate went down to 10.0 percent in May from a downwardly revised 10.3 percent in the previous month.


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
6/5/2019 10:30:21 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.60 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2316.10 2272.20 2316.10 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 114.40 128.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -3251.00 711.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 475.00 463.30 489.00 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1844.10 1817.30 1844.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.50 62.30 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.10 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.30 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 910.39 881.55 910.39 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 33224.00 37019.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 147.10 145.30 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.50 3.50 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 769.98 757.21 769.98 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.93 23.33 23.93 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.50 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.40 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.30 69.10 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 4.60 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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