Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down in September

Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.1 percent in September of 2014 from 11.2 percent in August. Unemployment has been on a downward trend for two years and since June of 2014 stands below the Euro Area average.

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 4,700 (-1.2 percent) in September 2014, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 374,800. 

In unadjusted terms there were 370,050 people signing on the Live Register in September 2014.  This represents an annual decrease of 38,620 (-9.5 percent). 

The number of long term claimants was 178,388.  The number of male long term claimants decreased by 12,031 (-9.3 percent) in the year to September 2014, while females increased by 1,538 (+2.6 percent), giving an overall annual decrease of 10,493 (-5.6 percent) in the number of long term claimants. 

In September 2014, 51.8 percent (191,662) of all claimants were short term claimants.  The comparable figure for September 2013 was 53.8 percent (219,789). The annual fall of 28,127 (-12.8 percent) in the number of short term claimants consisted of a decrease of 17,196 (-13.9 percent) in the number of male short term claimants and a decrease of 10,931 (-11.4 percent) in female short term claimants. 

Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down in September

CSO | Joana Taborda |
10/1/2014 11:18:30 AM