Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in September of 2019, the same as in the previous month and compared with 5.6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed decreased by 600 from the prior month to 126,900. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.71 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 4.70 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 4.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2019-09-03 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 5.2% 5.3% 4.4%
2019-10-01 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 5.3% 5.3% 5.1%
2019-11-05 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate Oct 5.3% 5.2%
2019-12-03 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate Nov 4.8%



Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged for 4th Month

Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in September of 2019, the same as in the previous month and compared with 5.6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed decreased by 600 from the prior month to 126,900.

The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 126,900 in September, a decline of 600 from August’s 127,500. When compared to September 2018, there was an annual decrease of 7,500 from 134,400.

The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.5 percent, the same as in the prior month and down from 5.6 percent in September 2018; while that for females was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August, and down from 5.6 percent in September 2018. The number of males unemployed decreased by 1,200 from the previous month to 72,400, and that for females fell by 1,900 to 54,200.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years, youth unemployment rate, was 14.8 percent in August, remaining unchanged from August.


CSO | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
10/1/2019 10:12:06 AM



Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.30 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2299.70 2316.10 2316.10 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 130.80 114.40 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -7303.00 9288.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 463.60 475.00 489.00 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1838.30 1844.10 1844.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 62.50 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.10 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.80 14.80 31.70 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 80.80 80.20 119.00 71.20 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 893.45 912.38 912.38 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 40137.00 45185.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 138.30 139.10 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 3.50 3.60 3.60 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 771.12 771.60 771.60 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.81 24.05 24.05 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.40 32.10 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change -0.60 1.40 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.10 69.30 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.30 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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