Unemployment in Ireland

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Ireland - Unemployment

Available data for Q3 points to a frail economic scenario, after GDP plummeted at a record-breaking pace in Q2. Following robust expansions in July, industrial output swung to contraction in August and retail sales growth lost some pace in the same month. Moreover, while the manufacturing PMI stagnated in September, the services PMI fell back into negative territory amid falling new business. Turning to Q4, due to a surging number of new virus cases, the authorities imposed a six-week lockdown effective from 22 October, closing all non-essential businesses, bars and restaurants, while also limiting movement, which is set to weigh on activity in the quarter. Meanwhile, on 13 October, the government presented the 2021 budget draft with a spending package of almost EUR 18 billion—the largest in Irish history—aiming to prop up the economy amid the fallout from the health crisis.

Ireland - Unemployment Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Unemployment Rate9.9  8.4  6.7  5.8  5.0  

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Ireland Unemployment Chart

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

Ireland Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield-0.090.27 %Jan 01
Exchange Rate1.120.65 %Dec 31

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