Irish Jobless Rate Down to Fresh 7-1/2-Year Low

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 7.8 percent in May 2016, down from 7.9 percent in April and 9.6 percent a year earlier. The jobless rate fell for the sixth consecutive month to the lowest since October 2008, reflecting the strengthening of the economic recovery.
CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com 5/31/2016 11:51:47 AM
The number of unemployed persons fell by 1500 or 0.1 percent to 167,700 in May from April. Compared to a year earlier, jobless went down 1.8 percent.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 15 percent from 5.3 percent in April and 20.8 percent a year earlier. There were 27,900 unemployed people aged 15 to 24.

Irish Jobless Rate Down to Fresh 7-1/2-Year Low