Unemployment in Ireland

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Ireland - Unemployment

Growth appears to have eased in the second half of last year from a stellar showing in H1, largely owing to the impact of Brexit uncertainty on consumer confidence and business investment decisions. Nevertheless, overall the economy performed strongly in 2018, powered by strong exports growth and recovering domestic demand. Rising wages and broad-based employment gains, with the unemployment rate tumbling to a decade low by year-end, supported consumer spending. In addition, construction activity remained buoyant. As the deadline for Brexit—slated for 29 March—edges nearer, however, the increasing possibility that the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal continues to weigh on sentiment. Accordingly, the economic sentiment indicator dived to a nearly two-year low in January, the manufacturing and services PMIs dipped again in the month, and consumer confidence remained in negative territory.

Ireland - Unemployment Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Unemployment Rate13.8  11.9  10.0  8.4  6.7  

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Ireland Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: Central Statistics Office Ireland.

Ireland Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield0.280.27 %Mar 11
Exchange Rate1.120.65 %Mar 11
Stock Market6,119-0.39 %Mar 11

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