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

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 10.10 percent in February of 2015 from 10.30 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.97 percent from 1983 until 2015, 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
10.10 10.30 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2015 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 Monday, March 30, 2015.


Irish Unemployment Rate Falls Further


Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 10.1 percent in February of 2015 from a revised 10.3 percent in the previous month. The unemployment rate fell for the tenth straight month, reaching a fresh 6-year low due to a 1.2 percent drop in the number of people entitled to unemployment benefits.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of people entitled to unemployment benefits (the Live Register) recorded a monthly decrease of 4,300 (-1.2 percent) to 355,600.

In unadjusted terms there were 355,124 people signing on the Live Register in February 2015.  This represents an annual decrease of 42,945 (-10.8 percent). 

The number of long term claimants was 162,776.  The number of male long term claimants decreased by 16,836 (-13.6 percent) in the year to February 2015, while females decreased by 884 (-1.6 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 17,720 (-9.8 percent) in the number of long term claimants. 

54.2 percent of all claimants were short term claimants. The comparable figure for February 2014 was 54.7 percent. 

There were 72,155 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in February 2015, which represents 20.3 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.4 percent one year earlier.

CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/4/2015 11:17:18 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-07 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
10.6% 10.7% 10.7%
2015-02-04 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
10.5% 10.6% 10.5%
2015-03-04 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
10.1% 10.3% (R) 10.5%
2015-04-02 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
10.1% 10.1%
2015-04-30 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
10.2%
2015-06-05 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
10%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.30 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1927.60 1917.90 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 225.40 239.00 326.70 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.60 7.00 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.10 22.10 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 60.00 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 840.80 807.70 841.15 37.03 EUR [+]
Labour Costs 99.80 101.26 120.83 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 6.30 Feb/15 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Feb/15 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.10 Feb/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Feb/15 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Feb/15 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Feb/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.90 Dec/14 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Jan/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]