Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7-1/2-Year Low

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.4 percent in April 2016, down from 8.6 percent in March and from 9.7 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest reading since November 2008, when the jobless rate was recorded at 8.1 percent, as the number of unemployed dropped further.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 183,700, a decrease of 3,700 when compared to the March 2016 figure or a decrease of 25,700 when compared to April 2015.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males fell to 9.9 percent, down from 10.2 percent in the previous month and down from 11 percent a year earlier, while for females it decreased slightly to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in March and from 8.1 percent in April 2015. The number of males unemployed dropped by 3,200 to 118,500 from 121,700 in the previous month, while the number of females unemployed declined by 400 to 65,200 from 65,600.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 18 percent, down from 19.1 percent in March and hitting its lowest level since December 2012.

Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7-1/2-Year Low

CSO | Joana Ferreira |
5/4/2016 11:33:46 AM