Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland increased to 62.50 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 62.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland averaged 62.89 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 66.70 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and a record low of 59.80 percent in the second quarter of 1998.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland is expected to be 63.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Ireland to stand at 64.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 64.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.50 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2316.10 2272.20 2316.10 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 114.40 128.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 7241.00 -3251.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 475.00 463.30 489.00 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1844.10 1817.30 1844.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.50 62.30 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.10 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.00 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 80.20 74.20 119.10 71.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 910.39 881.55 910.39 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 37585.00 33224.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 139.10 147.10 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.50 3.50 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 769.98 757.21 769.98 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.93 23.33 23.93 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.50 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.40 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.30 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]


Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.50 62.30 66.70 59.80 1998 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.10 Apr/19
France 72.30 Mar/19
Netherlands 71.20 Jun/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.30 Mar/19
Russia 67.70 Mar/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.00 Jun/19
Canada 65.70 Jun/19
Italy 65.70 May/19
South Korea 64.20 Jun/19
United States 62.90 Jun/19
Japan 62.20 May/19
Brazil 62.10 May/19
Germany 61.80 Dec/18
Mexico 60.20 May/19
South Africa 58.80 Mar/19
Spain 58.35 Mar/19
Euro Area 57.40 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Mar/19
Turkey 53.10 Apr/19
India 49.80 Dec/18
Argentina 47.00 Mar/19


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