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

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 11.10 percent in September of 2014 from 11.20 percent in August 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
11.10 11.20 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 Monday, October 20, 2014.


Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down in September


Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.1 percent in September of 2014 from 11.2 percent in August. Unemployment has been on a downward trend for two years and since June of 2014 stands below the Euro Area average.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 4,700 (-1.2 percent) in September 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 374,800. 

In unadjusted terms there were 370,050 people signing on the Live Register in September 2014.  This represents an annual decrease of 38,620 (-9.5 percent). 

The number of long term claimants was 178,388.  The number of male long term claimants decreased by 12,031 (-9.3 percent) in the year to September 2014, while females increased by 1,538 (+2.6 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 10,493 (-5.6 percent) in the number of long term claimants. 

In September 2014, 51.8 percent (191,662) of all claimants were short term claimants.  The comparable figure for September 2013 was 53.8 percent (219,789). The annual fall of 28,127 (-12.8 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 17,196 (-13.9 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,931 (-11.4 percent) in female short term claimants. 

CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/1/2014 11:18:30 AM


Recent Releases

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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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%
2014-10-01 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 11.1% 11.2% 11.2%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.20 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 7.00 7.40 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.20 25.30 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 [+]