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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent in August of 2018 from an upwardly revised 5.8 percent in the previous month and below a 6.6 percent in August of 2017. It was the lowest jobless rate since April of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.88 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 Falls to Over 10-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent in August of 2018 from an upwardly revised 5.8 percent in the previous month and below a 6.6 percent in August of 2017. It was the lowest jobless rate since April of 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 133,800, down from 138,900 when compared to the July figure and a decrease of 20,800 when compared to August last year. 

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in July and compared to 6.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it decreased to 5.3 percent from 5.7 percent in the previous month and 6.2 percent in August 2017. The number of males unemployed decreased by 1,600 from the previous month to 74,700 and the number of females declined by 3,700 to 59,000. 

The youth unemployment rate fell to 13.9 percent in August from 14.4 percent in the prior month. It was the lowest jobless rate since February. 

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


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
9/4/2018 10:24:30 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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% 5.1%
2018-09-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.8% 5%
2018-10-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5%
2018-11-01 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.9%
2018-12-03 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.8%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.80 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2256.50 2239.30 2256.50 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 144.30 132.90 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -9287.00 6380.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 456.80 458.80 499.90 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1805.30 1785.10 1814.80 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.20 62.10 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.50 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.90 14.40 31.50 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 78.40 77.70 119.10 71.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1613.95 1613.95 1613.95 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 866.14 889.94 889.94 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 39496.00 44756.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 134.40 139.50 147.90 56.70 Index Points [+]
Wages 744.08 742.19 744.08 676.71 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 22.89 23.40 23.42 20.52 EUR [+]
Employment Change 0.70 1.20 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.50 67.90 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.80 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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