Irish Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2007


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 5.1 percent in June of 2018 from a downwardly revised 5.2 percent in the previous month and 6.6 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since October of 2007.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 120,200, down from 123,100 when compared to May figure and a decrease of 34,300 when compared to June last year.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.1 percent, down from 5.2 percent in May and compared to a 7.2 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 5.2 percent, the same as in the previous month and down from a 5.9 percent in June of 2017. The number of males unemployed decreased by 2,400 from the previous month to 64,600, while the number of females unemployed fell by 600 to 55,500.

The youth unemployment rate fell to 11.4 percent in June from a downwardly revised 11.8 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since May of 2008.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 16 percent in early 2012.

Irish Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2007


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/3/2018 10:30:44 AM