Ireland Unemployment Rate  1983-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.6 percent in January 2016, down from 8.8 percent in December and from 10.1 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate reached its lowest level since November 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to drop. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.94 percent from 1983 until 2016, 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. Unemployment Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland.

Ireland Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.60 8.80 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2016 percent Monthly
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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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-01 11:00 AM Nov 8.9% 8.9% 8.8%
2016-01-05 11:00 AM Dec 8.8% 8.8% 8.8%
2016-02-02 11:00 AM Jan 8.6% 8.8% 8.7%
2016-03-01 11:00 AM Feb 8.6% 8.5%
2016-04-01 10:00 AM Mar 8.3%
2016-04-29 10:00 AM Apr 8.3%

Irish Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Since November 2008


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.6 percent in January 2016, down from 8.8 percent in December and from 10.1 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate reached its lowest level since November 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to drop.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 186,700 in January, a decrease of 3,000 when compared to the previous month or a decrease of 30,500 when compared to January 2015.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males fell to 9.8 percent from 10 percent in the previous month, while for females it decreased slightly to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in December. The number of males unemployed dropped by 2,300 to 116,300 from 118,600, while the number of females unemployed declined by 600 to 70,400 from 71,000.

Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 19.1 percent, down from 19.2 percent in the previous month.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
2/2/2016 6:13:25 PM

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.80 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1973.40 1961.90 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 203.00 211.20 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 5030.00 -4208.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 448.20 450.90 455.30 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1527.30 1513.80 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 60.00 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.60 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.20 19.40 31.10 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 88.65 91.03 118.17 79.62 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1546.30 1461.85 1546.30 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 809.35 822.23 841.15 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.63 4.59 4.63 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 Rate 63.80 63.10 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 111.70 111.80 111.80 68.50 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 45502.00 44641.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]




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