Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 5-Year Low


Ireland’ jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent in July of 2014, from 11.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since April of 2009.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of persons recorded on the Live Register was 382,800 in July of 2014, a decrease of 3,400 from June (less 2,600 males and less 700 females). 

In unadjusted terms there were 404,515 people signing on the Live Register in July, an annual decrease of 37,461 (-8.5 percent). The number of male claimants decreased by 28,986 (-10.7 percent) to 241,317 in the year to July of 2014, while female claimants decreased by 8,475 (-4.9 percent) to 163,198. This compares with a decrease of 17,487 (-6.1 percent) to 270,303 for males, while female claimants showed a decrease of 860 (-0.5 percent) to 171,673 in the year to July 2013. The number of long term claimants on the Live Register in July of 2014 was 188,670, while short term claimants were 215,845 (53.4 percent).  

There were 75,730 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in July of 2014, which represents 18.7 percent of the total Live Register.  This compares with 19.8 percent one year earlier when there were 87,419 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register. 

In the year to July of 2014 the number of persons aged 25 and over on the Live Register decreased by 27,009 (-7.3 percent), and the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 10,452 (-14.4 percent).  

The percentage of persons aged under 25 on the Live Register now stands at 15.3 percent for July of 2014, down from 16.4 percent a year earlier.

Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 5-Year Low


CSO | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
7/30/2014 11:39:46 AM