Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent in February of 2019 from an upwardly revised 5.7 percent in the previous month, as unemployed persons fell by 1,700 to 135,100. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.81 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 5.50 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
2018-12-04 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.4% 5.2%
2019-01-08 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 5.10%
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 5.6% 5.5%
2019-04-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%
2019-06-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%



Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 5.6% in February

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent in February of 2019 from an upwardly revised 5.7 percent in the previous month, as unemployed persons fell by 1,700 to 135,100.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 135,100 in February of 2019, down from 136,800 in January and a decrease of 1,600 when compared to February of 2018. 

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.6 percent, the same as in the previous month and compared to 5.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it decreased to 5.6 percent from 5.7 percent in January and compared with 5.7 percent in February of 2018. The number of males unemployed declined by 700 from the previous month to 72,600 and the number of females dropped by 1,000 to 62,500.

The youth unemployment rate went down to 13.8 percent in February from 13.9 percent in the prior month. 


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
3/5/2019 11:18:38 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.70 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 -2693.00 -42.00 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 13.80 13.90 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 36359.00 36758.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 147.10 144.70 147.10 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 0.40 0.80 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.10 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.70 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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