Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 13.4% in August

In August, Ireland's unemployment rate was down to 13.4 percent from 13.5 percent in July. Youth unemployment now stands at 16.5 percent, down from 17.6 percent in August of 2012 and 18.9 percent in August of 2011.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 3,000 males in August 2013, while females decreased by 500 over the same period. In unadjusted terms there were 435,280 people signing on the Live Register in August 2013. This represents an annual decrease of 20,976 (-4.6 percent).

The number of male claimants decreased by 20,182 (-7.0 percent) to 266,443 over the year while female claimants showed little change decreasing by 794 (-0.5 percent) to 168,837. This compares with a decrease of 10,228 (-3.4 percent) to 286,625 for males and a decrease of 3,229 (-1.9 percent) to 169,631 for females in the year to August 2012.

In the year to August 2013 the number of persons aged 25 and over on the Live Register decreased by 12,570 (-3.3 percent), and the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 8,406 (-10.5 percent). Annual decreases in persons aged under 25 have occurred in all months since July 2010.

Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 13.4% in August

CSO | Nuno Fontes |
9/4/2013 11:07:43 AM