Ireland Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 11.60 percent in June of 2014 from 11.70 percent in May of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.97 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.

   
 
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Ireland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.60 11.70 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.


Ireland Unemployment Rate Falls Further in June


Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined for the second straight month to 11.6 percent in June of 2014 from a downwardly revised 11.7 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate in nearly five years.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 4,400 in June of 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 386,200. In unadjusted terms there were 398,813 people signing on the Live Register in June of 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 36,544 (-8.4 percent).

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 3,100 males in June of 2014, while females decreased by 1,300 over the same period.

The number of male claimants decreased by 28,240 (-10.4 percent) to 242,697 in the year to June of 2014, while female claimants decreased by 8,304 (-5.1 percent) to 156,116. This compares with a decrease of 15,774 (-5.5 percent) to 270,937 for males, while female claimants showed a decrease of 843 (-0.5 percent) to 164,420 in the year to June of 2013. The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in June of 2014 was 188,858. In June 2014, 52.6 percent (209,955) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants.

There were 76,561 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in June of 2014, which represents 19.2 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.3 percent one year earlier when there were 88,322 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register.

Youth unemployment rate decreased in a yearly basis by 9,861 (-13.8 percent) in June of 2014.

CSO | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
7/2/2014 11:39:09 AM


Recent Releases

Ireland Unemployment Rate at 11.8%
Irish jobless rate was recorded at 11.8 percent for the third straight month in May of 2014, unchanged from an upwardly revised 11.8 percent in April. The unemployment rate has been on a downward trend since the beginning of 2012. Published on 2014-06-05

Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 11.7%
In April of 2014, Ireland’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell for the fourth straight month to 11.7 percent, down from 11.8 percent in March and down from a 2012 high of more than 15 percent. Published on 2014-04-30


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-02 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 11.8% 11.9% 11.9%
2014-04-30 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 11.7% 11.8% 11.5%
2014-06-05 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 11.8% 11.8% (R) 11.5%
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 11.6% 11.2%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.60 11.70 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 7.40 7.30 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.70 24.30 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 [+]





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