Employment in Ireland increased by 0.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018. Employment Change in Ireland averaged 0.57 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.50 percent in the third quarter of 1998 and a record low of -3.70 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

Employment Change in Ireland is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in Ireland to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.60 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2272.20 2265.00 2272.20 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 128.80 143.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -4527.00 -2693.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 461.40 455.70 499.90 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1815.00 1795.50 1815.00 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.20 62.10 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.40 13.80 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 74.20 72.10 119.10 71.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 877.30 855.00 893.00 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.84 4.78 4.84 2.82 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 34563.00 36359.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 147.10 145.30 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 4.10 3.50 4.10 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 761.65 742.75 761.65 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.46 22.62 23.46 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.50 32.80 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.40 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.10 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]


Ireland Employment Change

In Ireland, employment change refers to the quarterly change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment. This page provides - Ireland Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ireland Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.40 2.50 -3.70 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 25655.00 Mar/19
Canada -7.20 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.30 Dec/18
France 0.10 Sep/18
Germany 0.30 Sep/18
Italy -0.30 Sep/18
Netherlands 0.50 Sep/18
Singapore 16.90 Dec/18
Spain 0.70 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 179.00 Jan/19


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