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.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 111,400 in July 2019, up from an upwardly revised 110,200 in June and a decrease of 25,900 when compared to July 2018.  

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 4.7 percent, the same as in the prior month and down from 5.8 percent in July 2018 while for females it was 4.3 percent in July 2019, remaining unchanged from June 2019, and down from 5.7 percent in July 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed increased by 600 from the previous month to 62,000 and that for females rose also by 600 to 49,400. 

The youth unemployment rate went up to 10.3 percent in July from 10.1 percent in the previous month.

Irish Jobless Rate Rises to 3-Month High of 4.6% in July


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/30/2019 10:15:50 AM