Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2019 was revised down sharply on May 21st to 4.6 percent from the 5.4 percent previously estimated, reaching the lowest level in over a decade. March's rate was also cut to 4.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.77 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.90 percent in November of 2000.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 5.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Ireland to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 5.2%
2019-03-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 5.6%
2019-04-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.6% 5.5%
2019-04-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
2019-06-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.6%
2019-07-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5%
2019-07-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4%



Irish Jobless Rate Steady at Over 11-Year Low of 5.4%

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in April 2019, unchanged from the previous month. It remains at the lowest level since February 2008, as unemployed persons decreased by 1,700 to 129,700.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 129,700 in April of 2019, down from an upwardly revised 131,400 in March and a decrease of 10,200 when compared to April of 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.2 percent, down from 5.4 percent in March and compared to 6.0 percent a year earlier; while for females it remained at 5.5 percent in April, unchanged from March and below 5.7 percent in April 2018. The number of males unemployed fell by 2,200 from the previous month to 68,200 and that of females dropped by 500 to 61,500.

The youth unemployment rate went down to 12.8 percent in April from an upwardly revised 13.5 percent in the previous month.


CSO | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
4/30/2019 10:19:57 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.70 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 711.00 -4527.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 475.00 461.40 499.90 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1844.10 1815.00 1844.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.50 62.20 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.10 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.30 11.20 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 37019.00 34563.00 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 69.30 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]


Ireland Unemployment Rate

In Ireland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.70 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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