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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Monthly Unemployment

August 2019

 Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)
August 2018132,400 5.5
July 2019127,800 5.3
August 2019126,000 5.2
   Percentage Points
Change in month- 1,800 - 0.1
Change in year- 6,400 - 0.3

Monthly unemployment rate of 5.2% August 2019

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2019 was 5.2%, down from 5.3% in July 2019 and down from 5.5% in August 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 126,000 in August 2019, compared to 127,800 in July 2019. When compared to August 2018, there was an annual decrease of 6,400 in the seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed.  

 

Summary points for August

 

  • In August 2019 the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4% for males, remaining unchanged from July 2019, and down from 5.6% in August 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for females was 5.1% in August 2019, down from 5.2% in July 2019, and down from 5.5% in August 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in August 2019 was 70,000 compared to 70,200 in July 2019. In August 2019 the seasonally adjusted number of females unemployed was 56,000 compared to 57,700 in July 2019.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years (youth unemployment rate) was 14.7% in August 2019 remaining unchanged from July 2019.

Data in this release are subject to revision, caused by updates to the seasonally adjusted series whenever new monthly data are added. In addition, it should be noted that larger revisions can occur when the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) data are included in the calculation process. Revised figures will be produced upon the publication of each new set of benchmark figures from the LFS and these revisions will be included in the LFS release.

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