Ireland Jobless Rate Hits Fresh 7-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.8 percent in February 2016, down from 8.9 percent in January and 10.0 percent a year earlier. The jobless rate fell to its lowest level since December of 2008, as number of unemployed persons decreased.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 190,900 in February, a decrease of 2,000 when compared to the previous month or a decrease of 23,400 when compared to February 2015.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males edged down to 10.5 percent from 10.6 percent in the previous month, while for females remained unchanged at 6.8 percent. The number of males unemployed dropped by 1,300 to 124,900 from 126,200, while the number of females unemployed declined by 600 to 66,100 from 66,700.

Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 20.1 percent, down from 20.3 percent in the previous month.

Ireland Jobless Rate Hits Fresh 7-Year Low


CSO | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
3/1/2016 11:17:25 AM