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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in November 2016 from 7.5 percent in October and from 9.1 percent the same month a year earlier. It was the lowest figure since September 2008, as the number of unemployed fell further. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 15.5 percent, the lowest since August 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.87 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-04 10:00 AM Sep 7.9% 8.2% 8.2%
2016-11-02 11:00 AM Oct 7.7% 7.9% 7.8%
2016-11-29 11:00 AM Nov 7.3% 7.5% 7.4%
2017-01-05 11:00 AM Dec 7.2%
2017-02-02 11:00 AM Jan 7%
2017-03-01 11:00 AM Feb 6.9%




Irish Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Since September 2008


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in November 2016 from 7.5 percent in October and from 9.1 percent the same month a year earlier. It was the lowest figure since September 2008, as the number of unemployed fell further. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 15.5 percent, the lowest since August 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 160,700 in November 2016, down 3,400 when compared to the October 2016 figure and a decrease of 36,200 when compared to November 2015. 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded to 8.3 percent, down from 8.6 percent in October and from 10.7 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent in the previous month and from 7.1 percent in November 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 3,400 to 99,600 from the previous month, while the number of females unemployed increased by 100 to 61,100.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 15.5 percent, the lowest reading since August 2008, from 16.4 percent in the previous month.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/29/2016 11:23:20 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.30 7.50 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2027.10 2014.40 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 177.70 187.80 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -9271.00 -29806.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 460.90 461.60 461.60 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1565.40 1555.00 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.30 60.30 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.70 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.50 16.40 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 86.50 85.20 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1546.35 1546.35 1546.35 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 819.49 826.69 857.16 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 1.10 0.80 2.40 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.40 64.70 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 131.70 136.10 136.60 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 37013.00 36131.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]



Ireland Unemployment Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.30 7.50 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2016 percent Monthly
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