Ireland Unemployment Rate 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 10 percent in March of 2015 from 10.10 percent in February of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.97 percent from 1983 until 2015, 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.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 10.10 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2015 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 Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Irish Jobless Rate Down to 10%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10 percent in March of 2015 from 10.1 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since January of 2009.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits decreased 1.3 percent to 350,600 in March. The figure compares with 450,000 claimants in 2010 when the country entered its three-year bailout programme.  

54 percent of all claimants were short-term claimants, down 11.1 percent over a year earlier while the number of long term claimants decreased 14.4 percent.

Craft and related remained the largest occupational group of those claiming jobless benefits (20 percent), but it fell 15.2 percent year-on-year to 69,759 persons. The second largest decrease was in the Associate professional and technical group (-13.1 percent). 

CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/1/2015 11:28:58 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-04 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
10.5% 10.6% 10.5%
2015-03-04 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
10.1% 10.3% (R) 10.5%
2015-04-01 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
10% 10.1% 10.1%
2015-04-30 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
10% 10.2%
2015-06-05 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
10%
2015-07-02 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jun
9.9%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.10 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1927.60 1917.90 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 225.40 239.00 326.70 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.60 7.00 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.60 21.80 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 60.00 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 840.80 807.70 841.15 37.03 EUR [+]
Labour Costs 99.80 101.26 120.83 72.73 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 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]