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

Unemployment Rate in Ireland decreased to 11.50 percent in July of 2014 from 11.60 percent in June 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
11.50 11.60 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 Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 5-Year Low


Ireland’ jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent in July of 2014, from 11.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since April of 2009.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of persons recorded on the Live Register was 382,800 in July of 2014, a decrease of 3,400 from June (less 2,600 males and less 700 females). 

In unadjusted terms there were 404,515 people signing on the Live Register in July, an annual decrease of 37,461 (-8.5 percent). The number of male claimants decreased by 28,986 (-10.7 percent) to 241,317 in the year to July of 2014, while female claimants decreased by 8,475 (-4.9 percent) to 163,198. This compares with a decrease of 17,487 (-6.1 percent) to 270,303 for males, while female claimants showed a decrease of 860 (-0.5 percent) to 171,673 in the year to July 2013. The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in July of 2014 was 188,670, while short term claimants were 215,845 (53.4 percent).  

There were 75,730 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in July of 2014, which represents 18.7 percent of the total Live Register.  This compares with 19.8 percent one year earlier when there were 87,419 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register. 

In the year to July of 2014 the number of persons aged 25 and over on the Live Register decreased by 27,009 (-7.3 percent), and the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 10,452 (-14.4 percent).  

The percentage of persons aged under 25 on the Live Register now stands at 15.3 percent for July of 2014, down from 16.4 percent a year earlier.

CSO | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
7/30/2014 11:39:46 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-30 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 11.7% 11.8% 11.5%
2014-06-05 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 11.8% 11.8% (R) 11.5%
2014-07-02 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 11.6% 11.7% (R) 11.2%
2014-07-30 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 11.5% 11.6% 11.2%
2014-09-03 11:00 AM Ireland
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 11.5% 11.3%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.60 17.30 3.70 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 1903.10 1901.40 2140.70 1499.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 260.30 264.80 325.40 67.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.40 7.30 9.60 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.20 23.60 31.30 6.20 Percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.20 60.30 64.10 57.00 Percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 833.41 812.05 833.41 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 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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