Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.5 percent in June of 2019, unchanged from the previous month’s revised level and remaining at its lowest since October of 2005. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.75 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 4.40 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 4.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2019-06-05 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.6% 4.6%
2019-07-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
2019-07-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.4%
2019-09-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4%
2019-10-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4%



Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged at Near 14-Year Low

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.5 percent in June of 2019, unchanged from the previous month’s revised level and remaining at its lowest since October of 2005.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 109,700 in June 2019, down from an upwardly revised 109,400 in May and a decrease of 30,500 when compared to June of 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 4.7 percent, the same as in the prior month and down from 6.0 percent a year earlier; while for females it edged up to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in May and below 5.7 percent in June of 2018. The number of males unemployed fell by 200 from the previous month to 61,400 and that of females rose by 50 to 48,300.

The youth unemployment rate went up to 10.1 percent in May from 10.0 percent in the previous month.


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/2/2019 10:15:29 AM



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 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.50 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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