Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 9-1/2-Year Low in November


Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent in November 2017 from an upwardly revised 6.3 percent in the previous month and compared with 7.5 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate since May 2008.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 138,100 in November 2017, down from 141,500 when compared to the October 2017 figure and a decrease of 29,000 when compared to November 2016.

Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 15.9 percent in December 2011, rather than the 15.2 percent initially thought. A revision to the entire series, due to the introduction of a new labour force survey, showed the jobless rate has been higher in recent years than previously thought.

The CSO did not provide breakdowns of the estimates by gender or age in this month's release.

 Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 9-1/2-Year Low in November


CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
12/5/2017 11:30:44 AM