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Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 1 2013

 

Main Results 
Quarter 1 2013
Annual Change
Employed
1,845,600
+20,500
Unemployed
   292,000
 -29,900
In labour force
2,137,500
   -9,400
Not in labour force
1,457,000
+10,100

 

Number of Persons in Employment

 

  • There was an annual increase in employment of 1.1% or 20,500 in the year to the first quarter of 2013, bringing total employment to 1,845,600.   
  • On a seasonally adjusted basis, employment increased by 7,700 (+0.4%) in the quarter. This follows on from a seasonally adjusted increase in employment of 12,100 (+0.7%) in Q4 2012.

 

Number of Persons Unemployed

 

  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 14.1% to 13.7% over the quarter.  
  • Unemployment decreased by 29,900 (-9.3%) in the year to Q1 2013 bringing the total number of persons unemployed to 292,000.  
  • The long-term unemployment rate decreased from 9.5% to 8.4% over the year to Q1 2013. Long-term unemployment accounted for 61.8% of total unemployment in Q1 2013 compared with 63.5% a year earlier and 57.5% in the first quarter of 2011.

 

Labour Force

 

  • The total number of persons in the labour force in the first quarter of 2013 was 2,137,500, representing a decrease of 9,400 (-0.4%) over the year. The number of persons not in the labour force in Q1 2013 was 1,457,000, an increase of 10,100 (+0.7%) over the year.

 

Editor’s note: Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 1, 2013 is available on the CSO web: Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 1 2013 (PDF 232KB)   

 

For further information contact

Brian Ring on 021 453 5747, or Martina O'Callaghan at 021 453 5491

Fax 021 453 5492

E-mail labour@cso.ie

 

Central Statistics Office                                                                          30 May 2013

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