Ireland Unemployment Rate 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 10.60 percent in December of 2014 from 10.70 percent in November of 2014. 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. Unemployment Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.60 10.70 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2014 percent Monthly
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. Content for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, January 30, 2015.


Ireland Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2009


Irish jobless rate fell for the eighth consecutive month to 10.6 percent in December of 2014 while the number of people on unemployment benefits decreased by 0.9 percent to 364 Thousand.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of people entitled to unemployment benefits (Live Register) recorded a monthly decrease of 3,300 (-0.9 percent) in December 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 363,900. 

In unadjusted terms, there were 356,112 people signing on the Live Register in December 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 39,299 (-9.9 percent). 

In December 2014, 53.7 percent (191,316) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants. The comparable figure for December 2013 was 54.6 percent (215,790). The annual fall of 24,474 (-11.3 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 14,407 (-11.8 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,067 (-10.8 percent) in female short term claimants. 

There were 72,362 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in December 2014, which represents 20.3 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.6 percent one year earlier when there were 81,382 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register.  In the year to December 2014 the number of casual and part-time workers decreased by 9,020 (-11.1 percent), with the number of males decreasing by 5,246 (-11.9 percent) and the number of females decreasing by 3,774 (-10.1 percent). 

CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/7/2015 12:10:12 PM


Recent Releases

Ireland Unemployment Rate Keeps Falling
Irish jobless rate decreased to 10.7 percent in November of 2014 from a revised 10.9 percent in the previous month. Unemployment rate has been falling in the last two years and since June of 2014 stands below the Euro Area average of 11.5 percent. Published on 2014-12-03

Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 11%
Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.0 percent in October of 2014 from 11.1 percent in September. It is the lowest value since March of 2009. Published on 2014-11-05


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-05 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
11.0% 11.1% 11%
2014-12-03 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
10.7% 10.9% (R)
2015-01-07 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
10.6% 10.7% 10.7%
2015-02-05 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
10.6% 10.5%
2015-03-05 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
10.4%
2015-04-02 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
10.3%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.70 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1916.90 1906.50 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 239.50 247.20 326.70 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.40 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.80 22.10 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 59.90 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 821.68 841.15 841.15 37.03 EUR [+]
Labour Costs 101.26 102.39 120.83 72.73 Index Points [+]
Population 4.59 4.58 4.59 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 1461.90 1461.90 1461.90 944.70 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Nov/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.40 Nov/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]