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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in February 2017 from a downwardly revised 6.7 percent in the previous month and 8.4 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest reading since July 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to decline. Also, youth unemployment rate fell to 14.5 percent, the lowest reading since July 2008, from 15.1 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.84 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)
2017-01-04 11:00 AM Dec 7.2% 7.3% 7.2%
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 6.6% 6.5%
2017-05-04 10:00 AM Apr 6.3%
2017-05-31 10:00 AM May 6.2%




Irish Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.6% In February


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in February 2017 from a downwardly revised 6.7 percent in the previous month and 8.4 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest reading since July 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to decline.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 145,100 in February 2017, down from 148,000 when compared to the January 2017 figure and a decrease of 36,200 when compared to February 2016.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded at 7.1 percent, down from 7.3 percent in January and from 9.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.9 percent, down from 6 percent in the previous month and from 6.5 percent in February 2016. The number of males unemployed dropped by 1,900 from the previous month to 85,900, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 1,000 to 59,200.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 14.5 percent, the lowest reading since July 2008, from 15.1 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
2/28/2017 1:28:15 PM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.70 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 -1799.00 390.00 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 14.50 15.10 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 79.40 87.70 122.10 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 1.00 2.40 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.60 65.40 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 140.90 131.70 140.90 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 41663.00 41264.00 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 6.70 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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