Ireland Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 11.80 percent in March of 2014 from 11.90 percent in February of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.97 Percent from 1983 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 17.30 Percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.70 Percent in January of 2001. 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 - Ireland Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
11.80 11.90 17.30 3.70 11.50 | 2014/04 1983 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Ireland Unemployment Rate
LIST BY COUNTRY


CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-08 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Dec 2013 12.4% 12.5% 12.2%
2014-02-05 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2014 12.3% 12.4% 12.3%
2014-03-05 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 11.9% 12.0% (R) 12.1%
2014-04-02 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 11.8% 11.9% 11.9%
2014-04-30 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 11.8% 11.5%
2014-06-05 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 11.3%
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.80 2014-03-15 11.90 17.30 3.70 11.50 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 1905.70 2013-11-15 1891.10 2140.70 1499.10 1920.07 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 2013-11-15 99.48 123.37 78.86 101.75 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.40 2013-11-15 60.30 64.10 57.00 60.59 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.70 2013-09-30 8.20 9.60 1.20 7.65 2013-12-31 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 2013-01-01 66.00 66.00 65.00 66.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 2013-01-01 66.00 66.00 65.00 66.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 263.70 2013-11-15 274.80 325.40 67.10 255.04 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 782.67 2013-08-15 781.95 810.64 37.03 783.62 2013-12-31 EUR [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 26.00 2014-02-15 26.00 31.40 6.20 24.75 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Population 4.58 2012-12-31 4.57 4.58 2.82 4.64 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Minimum Wages 1461.90 2013-12-31 1461.90 1461.90 944.70 1461.67 2014-01-31 EUR [+]
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Irish Unemployment Rate Down To 5-Year Low in March

Ireland’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell for the third consecutive month in March of 2014 to 11.8 percent, down from 11.9 percent in the previous month, and 13.7 percent a year earlier.

The number of people claiming jobless benefits was 396,900 in March of 2014, 1,800 less than in the previous month, and down from 426,900 last year. 

Long term claimants declined 4.6 percent from the same period of the previous year to 179,335 people, while short term claimants decreased 11.9 percent, registering 211,897 people.

There were 79,811 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in March of 2014, which represented 20.4 percent of the total Live Register. 

The number of persons aged under 25 and on the Live Register decreased by 7,672 (-11.5 percent) over a year earlier. The percentage of persons aged under 25 on the Live Register now stands at 15.0 percent for March of 2014, down from 15.7 percent in March of 2013 and 16.8 percent in March of 2012.

Central Statistics Office | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
4/2/2014 12:01:47 PM

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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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