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

Ireland revised its July unemployment rate up to 8.3 percent from the 7.8 percent reported earlier this month following a quarterly survey of households. Youth unemployment rate was also revised to 17.8 percent compared to 16 percent previously estimated. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.91 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. Unemployment Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.30 8.40 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2016 percent Monthly
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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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-31 10:00 AM May 7.8% 7.9% 7.8%
2016-07-05 10:00 AM Jun 7.8% 7.8% 7.7%
2016-08-03 10:00 AM Jul 7.8% 7.8% 7.7%
2016-08-30 10:00 AM Aug 8.3% 8.3%
2016-09-29 10:00 AM Sep 8.2%
2016-11-03 11:00 AM Oct 8.2%

Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged at 7.8% in July


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 7.8 percent in July 2016, unchanged from the June rate and down from 9.2 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level since October 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 169,100, unchanged when compared to the June 2016 figure or a decrease of 29,800 when compared to July 2015. 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded to 9.1 percent, unchanged from the previous month and down from 10.6 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 6.2 percent, the same as in June and down from 7.6 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of males unemployed dropped by 100 to 107,900 from the previous month, while the number of females unemployed increased by 100 to 61,200.

Youth unemployment rate rose to 16 percent, up from 15.4 percent in June.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/3/2016 11:08:39 AM

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.40 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2014.40 1994.40 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 187.80 179.50 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 3411.00 8824.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 456.90 450.80 456.90 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1532.20 1525.60 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.30 60.10 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.80 18.20 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 86.10 82.40 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1546.35 1546.35 1546.35 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 857.16 845.79 857.16 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 0.70 0.20 2.30 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.70 63.60 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 115.90 113.50 115.90 68.50 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 48615.00 44821.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]




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