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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in March 2017 from 6.6 percent in the previous month and 8.3 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since June 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to decline. Also, youth unemployment rate fell to 13.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008, from 14.5 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.83 percent from 1983 until 2017, 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)
2017-01-31 11:00 AM Jan 7.1% 7.2% 7.1%
2017-02-28 11:00 AM Feb 6.6% 6.7% 6.7%
2017-04-04 10:00 AM Mar 6.4% 6.6% 6.5%
2017-05-03 10:00 AM Apr 6.4% 6.3%
2017-05-31 10:00 AM May 6.1%
2017-07-05 10:00 AM Jun 6%




Irish Jobless Rate Falls To Nearly 9-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in March 2017 from 6.6 percent in the previous month and 8.3 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since June 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to decline.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 141,400 in March 2017, down from 144,700 when compared to the February 2017 figure and a decrease of 39,800 when compared to March 2016.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded at 6.9 percent, down from 7.1 percent in February and from 9.8 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in the previous month and from 6.6 percent in March 2016. The number of males unemployed dropped by 2,200 from the previous month to 83,500, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 1,100 to 57,900.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 13.9 percent, the lowest reading since July 2008, from 14.5 percent in the previous month.

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

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/4/2017 11:18:12 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.60 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2044.70 2027.10 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 147.40 177.70 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -7891.00 -1799.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 444.90 459.90 461.10 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1595.00 1571.40 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.20 60.30 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.40 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.90 14.50 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 81.10 79.90 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1563.25 1546.35 1563.25 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 839.32 819.49 857.16 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.72 4.63 4.72 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 0.50 2.40 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.60 65.40 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 141.90 140.10 141.90 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 38534.00 41663.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.60 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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