Ireland Unemployment Rate 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Ireland remained unchanged at 9.50 percent in August from 9.50 percent in July of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.97 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.70 percent in March of 2001. Unemployment Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland.

Ireland Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.50 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2015 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. Content for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, September 5, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-30 11:00 AM Jun 9.7% 9.7%(R) 9.4%
2015-08-05 11:00 AM Jul 9.7% 9.7% 9.5%
2015-09-01 11:00 AM Aug 9.5% 9.5% 9.5%
2015-10-01 11:00 AM Sep 9.5% 9.5%
2015-11-05 11:00 AM Oct 9.4%
2015-12-03 11:00 AM Nov 9.4%


Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since December 2008


Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 9.5 percent for the third consecutive month in August of 2015. A year ago the unemployment rate was at 11.1 percent.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 206,500 in August 2015, an increase of 400 when compared to the July 2015 figure or a decrease of 32,200 when compared to August 2014. 

While seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males decreased to 10.6 percent from 10.7 percent in July, for females it remained unchanged at 8.1 percent. The number of males unemployed was 127,000 (unchanged when compared to July), while the number of females unemployed increased by 400 to 79,500.

Youth unemployment rate was 20.7 percent, unchanged from last month rate.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2015 12:42:48 PM


Recent Releases

Irish Unemployment Rate at 9.7% in July
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent in July of 2015 for the third consecutive month. it is the lowest figure since January of 2009.
Published on 2015-08-05

Irish Unemployment Rate Steady in June
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent in June of 2015 after a downwardly revised 9.7 percent in the previous month. It has been on a downward trend since May of 2013 and it is the lowest figure since January of 2009.
Published on 2015-06-30

Irish Unemployment Rate at 6-Year Low in May
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent in May of 2015 after a downward revised 9.8 percent in the precedent month. It has been on a downward trend since May 2013 and it is the lowest figure since January 2009.
Published on 2015-06-03

Irish Unemployment Rate Steady at 10%
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10 percent in April of 2015, the same as in the previous month and the lowest since January of 2009.
Published on 2015-04-29


Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.50 9.50 17.30 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1963.60 1943.00 2160.60 1500.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 208.90 209.70 326.70 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.10 5.90 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.70 20.70 31.10 6.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 59.80 64.10 57.00 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 817.50 835.04 841.15 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Labour Costs 96.36 105.37 120.83 72.73 Index Points [+]
Population 4.63 4.59 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 1513.80 1501.20 1769.50 1251.40 Thousand Persons [+]
Minimum Wages 1461.85 1461.85 1461.85 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 450.90 440.70 455.30 247.70 Thousand Persons [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 10.90 Jul/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Jun/15 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jul/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.00 Jul/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.10 Aug/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]