Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 5.6% in February


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent in February of 2019 from an upwardly revised 5.7 percent in the previous month, as unemployed persons fell by 1,700 to 135,100.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 135,100 in February of 2019, down from 136,800 in January and a decrease of 1,600 when compared to February of 2018. 

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.6 percent, the same as in the previous month and compared to 5.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it decreased to 5.6 percent from 5.7 percent in January and compared with 5.7 percent in February of 2018. The number of males unemployed declined by 700 from the previous month to 72,600 and the number of females dropped by 1,000 to 62,500.

The youth unemployment rate went down to 13.8 percent in February from 13.9 percent in the prior month. 

Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 5.6% in February


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
3/5/2019 11:18:38 AM