Ireland Unemployment Rate 1983-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 11.10 percent in September of 2014 from 11.20 percent in August of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.98 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
11.00 11.10 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. Content for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.


Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 11%


Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.0 percent in October of 2014 from 11.1 percent in September. It is the lowest value since March of 2009.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 3,500 (-0.9 percent) in October 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 371,400.

In unadjusted terms there were 358,630 people signing on the Live Register in October 2014. This represents an annual decrease of 37,882 (-9.6 percent).

The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in October 2014 was 170,892. The number of male long term claimants decreased by 12,856 (-10.2 percent) in the year to October 2014, while females increased by 1,347 (+2.4 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 11,509 (-6.3 percent) in the number of long term claimants.

In October 2014, 52.3 percent (187,738) of all claimants on the Live Register were short term claimants. The comparable figure for October 2013 was 54 percent (214,111). The annual fall of 26,373 (-12.3 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 16,125 (-13.3 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,248 (-11.0 percent) in female short term claimants.

There were 71,452 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in October 2014, which represents 19.9 percent of the total Live Register. This compares with 20.5 percent one year earlier when there were 81,319 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register.  In the year to October 2014 the number of casual and part-time workers decreased by 9,867 (-12.1 percent), with the number of males decreasing by 5,670 (-12.9 percent) and the number of females decreasing by 4,197 (-11.2 percent).

CSO | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
11/5/2014 11:15:52 AM


Recent Releases

Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down in September
Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.1 percent in September of 2014 from 11.2 percent in August. Unemployment has been on a downward trend for two years and since June of 2014 stands below the Euro Area average. Published on 2014-10-01

Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 11.2%
Ireland’s jobless rate decreased for the fourth straight month to 11.2 percent in August of 2014 from a revised 11.3 percent in July. Published on 2014-09-03


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-03 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug 2014
11.2% 11.3% (R) 11.3%
2014-10-01 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep 2014
11.1% 11.2% 11.2%
2014-11-05 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct 2014
11.0% 11.1% 11%


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.10 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1906.30 1902.00 2140.70 1499.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 247.70 260.40 325.40 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.40 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.40 25.00 31.30 6.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 60.10 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 821.68 841.15 841.15 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Oct/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.70 Oct/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.50 Oct/14 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Sep/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Sep/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 5.00 Sep/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Sep/14 12.50 12.80 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Sep/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.78 Oct/14 5.08 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Oct/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.10 Oct/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Oct/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Oct/14 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.10 Aug/14 9.80 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Sep/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Oct/14 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]