Ireland Unemployment Rate  1983-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Ireland unemployment rate was recorded at 8.3 percent in August of 2016, unchanged from the revised July data and down from 9.1 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons fell to 181.6 thousand, a decrease of 1.7 thousand and 15.4 thousand compared to July 2016 and the August 2015, respectively. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.90 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. Unemployment Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.30 8.30 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2016 percent Monthly
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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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-05 10:00 AM Jun 7.8% 7.8% 7.7%
2016-08-03 10:00 AM Jul 7.8% 7.8% 7.7%
2016-08-30 10:00 AM Aug 8.3% 8.3% 8.3%
2016-10-04 10:00 AM Sep 8.3% 8.2%
2016-11-03 11:00 AM Oct 8.2%
2016-12-01 11:00 AM Nov 8.1%

Ireland Jobless Rate Steady at 8.3% in August


Ireland unemployment rate was recorded at 8.3 percent in August of 2016, unchanged from the revised July data and down from 9.1 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons fell to 181.6 thousand, a decrease of 1.7 thousand and 15.4 thousand compared to July 2016 and the August 2015, respectively.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was unchanged at 9.5 percent and for females went down to 6.8 percent from 6.9 percent. The number of males unemployed dropped by 600 to 114,200, while the number of females unemployed declined by 1,100 to 68,000.

Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 17.1 percent, down from 17.7 percent in the previous month.

CSO | Yekaterina Gucshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
8/30/2016 11:19:58 AM

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.30 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2014.40 1994.40 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 187.80 179.50 328.10 63.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -2998.00 3411.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 461.60 456.90 461.60 247.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1555.00 1532.20 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.30 60.10 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 9.50 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.10 17.70 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 86.50 85.20 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1546.35 1546.35 1546.35 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 826.69 857.16 857.16 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 1.10 0.80 2.40 -3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.70 63.60 69.80 58.30 percent [+]
Productivity 131.70 136.10 136.60 69.00 Index Points [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 47639.00 48615.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]




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