Irish Jobless Rate Steady at Over 11-Year Low of 5.4%


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in April 2019, unchanged from the previous month. It remains at the lowest level since February 2008, as unemployed persons decreased by 1,700 to 129,700.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 129,700 in April of 2019, down from an upwardly revised 131,400 in March and a decrease of 10,200 when compared to April of 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.2 percent, down from 5.4 percent in March and compared to 6.0 percent a year earlier; while for females it remained at 5.5 percent in April, unchanged from March and below 5.7 percent in April 2018. The number of males unemployed fell by 2,200 from the previous month to 68,200 and that of females dropped by 500 to 61,500.

The youth unemployment rate went down to 12.8 percent in April from an upwardly revised 13.5 percent in the previous month.

Irish Jobless Rate Steady at Over 11-Year Low of 5.4%


CSO | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
4/30/2019 10:19:57 AM