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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent in April 2018 from a downwardly revised 6 percent in the previous month and compared with 6.8 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since May 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.94 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 Falls to Near 10-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent in April 2018 from a downwardly revised 6 percent in the previous month and compared with 6.8 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since May 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 140,300 in April, down from 143,500 when compared to the March 2018 figure and a decrease of 16,700 when compared to April last year.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 6.2 percent, down from 6.4 percent in March and compared to 7.3 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.5 percent, down from 5.6 percent the previous month and from 6.1 percent in April 2017. The number of males unemployed decreased by 2,400 from the previous month to 80,300, while the number of females unemployed fell by 800 to 60,000.

The youth unemployment rate fell to 12 percent in April from 12.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since May 2008.

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


CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/1/2018 10:12:30 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 5.9% 6% 6%
2018-06-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.9%
2018-07-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9%
2018-07-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.00 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 -8764.00 -2978.00 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 12.00 12.50 31.80 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 72.10 72.00 120.60 72.00 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 36032.00 39841.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 161.60 156.30 161.60 59.10 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 6.00 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 11.00 Mar/18
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18
Canada 5.80 Apr/18
Australia 5.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18
United States 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.70 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


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