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Press Release Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 4 2012


Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 4 2012

 

 

Summary of headline results 

Main Results
Quarter 4 2012  
Annual Change
Employed
1,848,900
+1,200
Unemployed
   294,600
-19,200
In labour force
2,143,500
 -18,000
Not in labour force
1,453,000
  +19,800

 

Number of Persons in Employment

 

  • There was an annual increase in employment of 0.1% or 1,200 in the year to the fourth quarter of 2012, bringing total employment to 1,848,900.
  • On a seasonally adjusted basis, employment increased by 6,500 (+0.4%) in the quarter. This follows on from a seasonally adjusted increase in employment of 2,200 (+0.1%) in Q3 2012.

 

Number of Persons Unemployed

 

  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 14.6% to 14.2% over the quarter.
  • Unemployment decreased by 19,200 (-6.1%) in the year to Q4 2012 bringing the total number of persons unemployed to 294,600.
  • The long-term unemployment rate decreased from 9.1% to 8.2% over the year to Q4 2012. Long-term unemployment accounted for 59.9% of total unemployment in Q4 2012 compared with 62.5% a year earlier and 55.3% in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Labour Force

 

  • The total number of persons in the labour force in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 2,143,500, representing a decrease of 18,000 (-0.8%) over the year. The number of persons not in the labour force in Q4 2012 was 1,453,000, an increase of 19,800 (+1.4%) over the year.

 

To view and download the release, visit the CSO website at:

QNHS (Post Census of Population 2011)

 

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                                                            27 February 2013

 

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