Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in March 2019 from 5.6 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest jobless rate since February 2008, as unemployed persons declined by 3,400 to 131,300. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.79 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.90 percent in November of 2000.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 5.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Ireland to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-08 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 5.10%
2019-02-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 5.2%
2019-03-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 5.6%
2019-04-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.6% 5.5%
2019-04-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5%
2019-06-06 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%
2019-07-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4%



Irish Jobless Rate at Over 11-Year Low of 5.4%

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in March 2019 from 5.6 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest jobless rate since February 2008, as unemployed persons declined by 3,400 to 131,300.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 131,300 in March of 2019, down from a downwardly revised 134,700 in February and a decrease of 6,200 when compared to March 2018.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.4 percent, down from a downwardly revised 5.5 percent in February and compared to 5.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it dropped to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in Februay and compared with 5.7 percent in March 2018. The number of males unemployed declined by 1,700 from the previous month to 70,500 and the of females decreases by 1,700 to 60,800.

The youth unemployment rate went down to 13.4 percent in March from 13.8 percent in the previous month.


CSO | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
4/2/2019 10:34:18 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.60 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2272.20 2265.00 2272.20 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 128.80 143.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -4527.00 -2693.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 461.40 455.70 499.90 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1815.00 1795.50 1815.00 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.20 62.10 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.00 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.40 13.80 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 74.20 72.10 119.10 71.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 877.30 855.00 893.00 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.84 4.78 4.84 2.82 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 34563.00 36359.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 147.10 144.70 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 4.10 3.50 4.10 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 761.65 742.75 761.65 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.46 22.62 23.46 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.50 32.80 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.80 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.10 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]


Ireland Unemployment Rate

In Ireland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.60 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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