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Date Last Updated: 04-10-2023

Survey Name:

Monthly Unemployment

Survey purpose:

To provide a timely measure of monthly unemployment estimates using the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

All private households and their current members residing in the state at the time of data collection.

Sampling Frame:

Collection of listed dwelling units enumeration books maintained by CSO interviews in the context of the LFS.

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

1998 - 2023

Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Age (15-24, 25-74, 15-74) and Sex (Male, Female, All)

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Monthly Unemployment Rate

Principal External Users:

Government, Business, Economists, Policy makers, Eurostat, National media - journalists etc.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Conor Delves

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Dan Gallagher, Jeanette O'Leary, Liam Cotter

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000