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.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 126,000 in August, a decline of 1,800 from July's 127,800. When compared to August 2018, there was an annual decrease of 6,400 from 132,400.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.4 percent, the same as in the prior month and down from 5.6 percent in August 2018; while that for females was 5.1 percent, down from 5.2 percent in July, and down from 5.5 percent in August 2018. The number of males unemployed decreased by 200 from the previous month to 70,000, and that for females fell by 1,700 to 56,000.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years, youth unemployment rate, was 14.7 percent in August, remaining unchanged from July.

Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 5.2% in August

CSO | Joana Ferreira |
9/3/2019 10:14:09 AM