Ireland Unemployment Rate 1983-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 11.20 percent in August of 2014 from 11.30 percent in July of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.98 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.

   
 
 

Ireland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.20 11.30 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, September 19, 2014.


Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 11.2%


Ireland’s jobless rate decreased for the fourth straight month to 11.2 percent in August of 2014 from a revised 11.3 percent in July.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register recorded a monthly decrease of 2,900 persons in August 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 380,100. 

In unadjusted terms there were 398,325 people signing on the Live Register in August 2014.  This represents an annual decrease of 36,955 (-8.5 percent). 

The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in August 2014 was 187,598.  The number of male long term claimants decreased by 11,199 (-8.3 percent) in the year to August 2014, while females increased by 1,989 (+3.2 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 9,210 (-4.7 percent) in the number of long term claimants.

In August 2014, 52.9 percent (210,727) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants.  The comparable figure for August 2013 was 54.8 percent (238,472).  The annual fall of 27,745 (-11.6 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 17,182 (-13.1 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,563 (-9.8 percent) in female short term claimants. 

CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/3/2014 11:22:34 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-05 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 11.8% 11.8% (R) 11.5%
2014-07-02 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 11.6% 11.7% (R) 11.2%
2014-07-30 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 11.5% 11.6% 11.2%
2014-09-03 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 11.2% 11.3% (R) 11.3%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.30 17.30 3.70 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 1903.10 1901.40 2140.70 1499.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 260.30 264.80 325.40 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.40 7.30 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.20 23.60 31.30 6.20 Percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.20 60.30 64.10 57.00 Percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 833.41 812.05 833.41 37.03 EUR [+]
Labour Costs 107.98 105.50 123.37 78.86 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 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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