Ireland Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in December 2016 from 7.3 percent in November and from 8.9 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest figure since August 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 14.5 percent, the lowest since July 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.86 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)
2016-11-02 11:00 AM Oct 7.7% 7.9% 7.8%
2016-11-29 11:00 AM Nov 7.3% 7.5% 7.4%
2017-01-04 11:00 AM Dec 7.2% 7.3% 7.2%
2017-01-31 11:00 AM Jan 7.2% 7.1%
2017-02-28 11:00 AM Feb 7%
2017-04-04 10:00 AM Mar 6.9%




Irish Jobless Rate Drops To 7.2% In December


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in December 2016 from 7.3 percent in November and from 8.9 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest figure since August 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 157,700 in December 2016, down 2,800 when compared to the November 2016 figure and a decrease of 35,500 when compared to December 2015. 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded at 8.1 percent, down from 8.4 percent in November and down from 10.6 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 6.1 percent, unchanged from the previous month and down from 6.9 percent in December 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 2,700 to 97,100 from the previous month, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 100 to 60,600.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 14.5 percent, the lowest reading since July 2008, from 15.4 percent in the previous month.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 15.2 percent in the first two months of 2012.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/4/2017 11:27:07 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.30 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 3217.00 -3735.00 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 14.50 15.40 31.10 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 79.40 86.50 122.10 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 0.60 1.00 2.40 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.40 64.70 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 140.90 131.70 140.90 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 40482.00 37013.00 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.20 7.30 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2016 percent Monthly
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