Unemployment in Ireland

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Ireland - Unemployment

Despite a notable expansion in domestic demand, growth weakened significantly in the third quarter as exports decelerated markedly amid lackluster growth across the Eurozone. This contrasts the second quarter’s relatively upbeat performance, with the economy oscillating between periods of weak and sturdy growth, underscoring the significant presence of multinationals in the country that causes a marked degree of volatility in GDP readings. Available indicators point to a solid performance at the outset of the fourth quarter. Export growth almost doubled in October from the previous month, and retail sales continued to expand robustly, although lost some strength from September. Conversely, both the manufacturing and services PMIs were lower, on average, in the first two months of the final quarter compared to Q3, and consumer confidence remained in pessimistic territory due to concerns linked to Brexit.

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 Chart

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

Ireland Facts

Bond Yield0.520.27 %Jan 14
Exchange Rate1.150.65 %Jan 14
Stock Market5,671-0.39 %Jan 14

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