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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 6.4 percent in May 2017, unchanged from the previous month's rate and down from 8.4 percent in the same month of the previous year. The jobless rate remained at the lowest level since June 2008, as the number of unemployed was almost flat at 140.7 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.81 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-04 10:00 AM Mar 6.4% 6.6% 6.5%
2017-05-03 10:00 AM Apr 6.2% 6.4% 6.3%
2017-05-30 10:00 AM May 6.4% 6.4% 6.3%
2017-07-04 10:00 AM Jun 6.4% 6.3%
2017-08-03 10:00 AM Jul 6.3%
2017-08-30 10:00 AM Aug 6.2%




Irish Unemployment Rate Steady At Near 9-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 6.4 percent in May 2017, unchanged from the previous month's rate and down from 8.4 percent in the same month of the previous year. The jobless rate remained at the lowest level since June 2008, as the number of unemployed was almost flat at 140.7 thousand.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 140,700 in May 2017, down from 141,900 when compared to the April 2017 figure and a decrease of 42,800 when compared to May 2016.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded at 7.1 percent, down from 7.2 percent in April and from 9.6 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.5 percent, down from 5.6 percent in the previous month and from 6.9 percent in May 2016. The number of males unemployed dropped by 200 from the previous month to 85,900, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 1,000 to 54,800.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 11.7 percent from 12 percent in the previous month.

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

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/30/2017 10:20:29 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.40 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2063.90 2044.70 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 146.20 147.40 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -715.00 -3785.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 443.40 444.90 461.10 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1620.40 1595.00 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.40 60.20 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.60 4.20 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.00 12.90 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 81.10 79.90 122.10 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 4.72 4.63 4.72 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 65.40 65.60 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 141.90 140.10 141.90 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 36437.00 38318.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]


Ireland Unemployment Rate Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.40 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17