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

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.8 percent in January 2017 from a downwardly revised 6.9 percent in the previous month and better than a preliminary figure of 7.1 percent. The jobless rate fell below 7 percent for the first time since July 2008. Youth unemployment rate also decreased to 15.2 percent, the lowest since August 2008. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.85 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)
2016-11-29 11:00 AM Nov 7.3% 7.5% 7.4%
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 6.8% 6.7%
2017-04-04 10:00 AM Mar 6.6%
2017-05-04 10:00 AM Apr 6.4%




Irish Unemployment Rate Drops To Fresh 8-1/2-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in January 2017 from 7.2 percent in the previous month and from 8.5 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest reading since August 2008, as the number of unemployed declined further.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 154,800 in January 2017, down from 157,700 when compared to the December 2016 figure and a decrease of 29,800 when compared to January 2016.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded at 7.9 percent, down from 8.1 percent in December and from 10.2 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 6 percent, down from 6.1 percent from the previous month and from 6.6 percent in January 2016. The number of males unemployed dropped by 2,400 from the previous month to 94,700, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 500 to 60,100.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 13.5 percent, the lowest reading since June 2008, from 14.4 percent in the previous month.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 15.2 percent in the first two months of 2012.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/31/2017 11:12:35 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.90 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 390.00 3217.00 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 15.20 15.90 31.20 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 79.40 86.50 122.10 78.50 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1563.25 1546.35 1563.25 944.71 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 819.49 826.69 857.16 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 41264.00 40482.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 6.90 17.30 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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