Ireland’s unemployment rate decreased for the eleventh successive month in June, though marginally, the Central Statistics Office reported. The unemployment rate is now below where the Department of Finance forecast it would be at next year.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2018 was 5.1%, down 0.1% from the revised rate of 5.2% in May 2018 and down from 6.6% in June 2017. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 120,200 in June 2018, down from 123,100 when compared to the May 2018 figure and a decrease of 34,300 when compared to June 2017.
In June 2018 the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1% for males, down from 5.2% in May 2018 and down from 7.2% in June 2017.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for females in June 2018 was 5.2%, unchanged from 5.2% in May 2018 and down from 5.9% in June 2017.
The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in June 2018 was 64,600, down from 67,000 in May 2018. In June 2018 the seasonally adjusted number of females unemployed was 55,500, a decrease of 600 when compared to May 2018.