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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 7.9 percent in April 2016, revised down from a first estimate of 8.4 percent. It was the lowest reading since October 2008, when the jobless rate was recorded at 7.6 percent, as the number of unemployed dropped further. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate hit 15.3 percent, also revised down from 18 percent previously estimated, hitting its lowest level since August 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.92 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
7.90 8.10 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-01 11:00 AM Feb 8.8% 8.9% 8.8%
2016-04-05 10:00 AM Mar 8.6% 8.8% 8.8%
2016-05-04 10:00 AM Apr 8.4% 8.6% 8.5%
2016-05-31 10:00 AM May 7.9% 7.8%
2016-06-30 10:00 AM Jun 7.7%
2016-08-05 10:00 AM Jul 7.5%

Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7-1/2-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.4 percent in April 2016, down from 8.6 percent in March and from 9.7 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest reading since November 2008, when the jobless rate was recorded at 8.1 percent, as the number of unemployed dropped further.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 183,700, a decrease of 3,700 when compared to the March 2016 figure or a decrease of 25,700 when compared to April 2015.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males fell to 9.9 percent, down from 10.2 percent in the previous month and down from 11 percent a year earlier, while for females it decreased slightly to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in March and from 8.1 percent in April 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 3,200 to 118,500 from 121,700 in the previous month, while the number of females unemployed declined by 400 to 65,200 from 65,600.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 18 percent, down from 19.1 percent in March and hitting its lowest level since December 2012.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/4/2016 11:33:46 AM

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.90 8.10 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1975.80 1973.40 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 187.50 203.00 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -9815.00 -4123.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 450.10 448.40 455.30 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1526.00 1523.10 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.10 60.00 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 5.00 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.30 16.10 31.30 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 91.64 88.65 118.17 79.62 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1546.35 1461.85 1546.35 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 845.79 809.35 845.79 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 0.20 0.50 2.30 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.90 63.80 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 113.50 111.70 113.50 68.50 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 41117.00 45533.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]




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