Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent in December 2019, unchanged from the previous month's near 13-year low, as the number of unemployed rose by 1,100 to 119,000. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, edged up to 12.6 percent from 12.5 percent in November.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.67 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. 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. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 4.60 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 5.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.80 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-01 10:00 AM Sep 5.3% 5.3% 5.1%
2019-11-05 11:00 AM Oct 4.8% 4.9% 5.2%
2019-12-03 11:00 AM Nov 4.8% 4.8% 4.8%
2020-01-07 11:00 AM Dec 4.8% 4.8% 4.7%
2020-02-04 11:00 AM Jan 4.8% 4.7%


News Stream
2019-12-03
Ireland Jobless Rate Unchanged at 13-Year Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent in November of 2019, the same as in the previous month and it remained the lowest jobless rate since January 2007. Still, unemployed persons rose by 100 to 117,800.

2019-11-05
Irish Jobless Rate Drops to Near 13-Year Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.8 percent in October 2019 from a downwardly revised 4.9 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since January 2007, as unemployed persons dropped 0.1 percent from the prior month to 117,300.

2019-10-01
Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged for 4th Month
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in September of 2019, the same as in the previous month and compared with 5.6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed decreased by 600 from the prior month to 126,900.

2019-09-03
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 5.2% in August
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 5.2 percent in August 2019 from a revised 5.3 percent in the previous month and compared with 5.5 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed decreased by 1,800 from the prior month to 126,000.

2019-07-30
Irish Jobless Rate Rises to 3-Month High of 4.6% in July
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in July of 2019 from 4.5 percent in the previous month and compared with 5.8 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. It was the highest jobless rate since April, as unemployed persons increased by 1,200 from the prior month to 111,400.

2019-07-02
Irish Jobless Rate Flat 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.


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.

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.80 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2317.00 2299.70 2317.00 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 128.00 130.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 4442.00 -2905.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 469.90 463.60 489.00 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1844.80 1838.30 1844.80 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 62.10 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.70 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.50 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 93.70 101.10 148.90 89.10 points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 862.30 880.32 912.38 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 37427.00 34071.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 146.90 138.30 147.10 57.80 points [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.60 3.60 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 768.14 771.63 771.63 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.53 23.69 24.05 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.60 32.60 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.80 -0.60 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.60 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]