Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in July of 2019 from 4.5 percent in the previous month and compared with 5.8 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. It was the highest jobless rate since April, as unemployed persons increased by 1,200 from the prior month to 111,400. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.73 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 4.40 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 4.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Apr 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
2019-06-05 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate May 4.4% 4.6% 4.6%
2019-07-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jun 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
2019-07-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jul 4.6% 4.5% 4.4%
2019-09-04 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 4.6% 4.4%
2019-10-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 4.4%
2019-10-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate Oct 4.5%



Irish Jobless Rate Rises to 3-Month High of 4.6% in July

Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in July of 2019 from 4.5 percent in the previous month and compared with 5.8 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. It was the highest jobless rate since April, as unemployed persons increased by 1,200 from the prior month to 111,400.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 111,400 in July 2019, up from an upwardly revised 110,200 in June and a decrease of 25,900 when compared to July 2018.  

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 4.7 percent, the same as in the prior month and down from 5.8 percent in July 2018 while for females it was 4.3 percent in July 2019, remaining unchanged from June 2019, and down from 5.7 percent in July 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed increased by 600 from the previous month to 62,000 and that for females rose also by 600 to 49,400. 

The youth unemployment rate went up to 10.3 percent in July from 10.1 percent in the previous month.


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/30/2019 10:15:50 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.50 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2316.10 2272.20 2316.10 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 114.40 128.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 9288.00 7241.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 475.00 463.30 489.00 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1844.10 1817.30 1844.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.50 62.30 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.10 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.30 10.10 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 80.20 77.00 119.00 71.20 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 910.39 881.55 910.39 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 45185.00 37585.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 139.10 147.10 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.50 3.50 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 769.98 757.21 769.98 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.93 23.33 23.93 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.50 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 1.40 0.90 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.30 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.50 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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