Irish Jobless Rate Down to a New 8-Year Low


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in October 2016 from 7.9 percent in September and from 9.2 percent a year earlier. It stood at its lowest level since October 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 15.1 percent, the lowest reading since September 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 168,800 in October 2016, down from 173,200 when compared to the September 2016 figure and a decrease of 29,700 when compared to October 2015. 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males was recorded to 9 percent, down from 9.2 percent in September and from 10.8 percent a year earlier; while for females it was recorded at 6.2 percent, down from 6.4 percent in the previous month and from 7.3 percent in October 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 2,300 to 107,300 from the previous month, while the number of females unemployed decreased by 2,100 to 61,500.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 15.1 percent, the lowest reading since September 2008, from 15.9 percent in the previous month.

Irish Jobless Rate Down to a New 8-Year Low


CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/2/2016 11:23:44 AM