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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 7.8 percent in June 2016, unchanged from the May rate and down from 9.4 percent a year earlier. It stood at its lowest level since October 2008, as the number of unemployed was virtually unchanged. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate rose slightly to 15.3 percent from 15.1 percent in May. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.91 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.80 7.80 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-04 10:00 AM Apr 8.4% 8.6% 8.5%
2016-05-31 10:00 AM May 7.8% 7.9% 7.8%
2016-07-05 10:00 AM Jun 7.8% 7.8% 7.7%
2016-08-03 10:00 AM Jul 7.8% 7.7%
2016-09-01 10:00 AM Aug 7.5%
2016-09-29 10:00 AM Sep 7.3%

Irish Jobless Rate Steady at 7.8%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 7.8 percent in June 2016, unchanged from the May rate and down from 9.4 percent a year earlier. It stood at its lowest level since October 2008, as the number of unemployed was virtually unchanged.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 169,100, a decrease of 500 when compared to the previous month's figure or a decrease of 34,600 when compared to June 2015. 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males fell to 9.1 percent, down from 9.2 percent in the previous month and down from 10.7 percent a year earlier, while for females it was unchanged at 6.2 percent from May and decreased from 8.1 percent in June 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 1,100 to 107,800 from 108,900 in the previous month, while the number of females unemployed increased by 700 to 61,300 from 60,600.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 15.3 percent, up from 15.1 percent in May.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/5/2016 11:13:12 AM

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.80 7.80 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1992.60 1975.80 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 179.50 187.50 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 8824.00 1274.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 456.90 450.80 456.90 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1532.20 1525.60 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 60.10 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.30 15.10 31.30 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 86.30 91.64 118.17 79.62 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1546.35 1546.35 1546.35 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 857.16 845.79 857.16 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.63 4.61 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 Change 0.70 0.20 2.30 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.60 63.90 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 115.90 113.50 115.90 68.50 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 44821.00 40419.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]




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