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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.2 percent in December 2017 from an upwardly revised 6.4 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.98 percent from 1983 until 2017, 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 Falls to 9-1/2-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.2 percent in December 2017 from an upwardly revised 6.4 percent in the previous month and compared with 7.5 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since May 2008.

The number of persons unemployed was 146,700 in December, down from 149,900 when compared to the previous month figure and a decrease of 26,900 when compared to December 2016.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in November and compared to 7.6 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.8 percent, down from 6 percent the previous month and from 7.2 percent in December 2016. The number of males unemployed decreased by 1,100 from the previous month to 84,200, while the number of females unemployed fell by 2,100 to 62,400.

The youth unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in December, a decrease from 14 percent in November.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 15.9 percent in December 2011.


CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/16/2018 11:20:11 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-01 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6.1% 6.1%
2017-12-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.3% 6%
2018-01-16 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.4% 6.1%
2018-01-30 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.2%
2018-02-27 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2%
2018-04-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.40 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2191.90 2062.90 2191.90 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 163.50 141.50 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 3059.00 -3283.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 434.30 432.50 461.10 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1750.90 1634.50 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 59.80 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.60 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.70 14.00 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 81.50 80.00 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1563.25 1563.25 1563.25 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 826.53 833.16 869.36 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 37833.00 34824.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 139.10 143.40 143.40 69.00 Index Points [+]
Employment Change 1.10 0.40 2.50 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.00 65.70 69.80 58.30 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.40 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.00 Nov/17
Italy 11.00 Nov/17
Turkey 10.30 Oct/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.70 Nov/17
Canada 5.70 Dec/17
Australia 5.50 Dec/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Nov/17
Netherlands 4.40 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17
United States 4.10 Dec/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Nov/17
South Korea 3.60 Dec/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Mexico 3.40 Nov/17
Switzerland 3.30 Dec/17
Japan 2.70 Nov/17


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