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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Monthly Unemployment

July 2018

 Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)
July 2017158,700 6.8
June 2018120,700 5.1
July 2018120,500 5.1
   Percentage Points
Change in month- 200  0.0
Change in year- 38,200 - 1.7

Monthly unemployment rate of 5.1% July 2018

Figure 1 Monthly unemployment rate seasonally adjusted
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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2018was 5.1%, unchanged from 5.1% in June 2018 and down from 6.8% in July 2017. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 120,500 in July 2018, down from 120,700 when compared to the June 2018 figure and a decrease of 38,200 when compared to July 2017.

Summary points for July

  • In July 2018the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0% for males, down from 5.1% in June 2018 and down from 7.1% in July 2017.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for females in July 2018was 5.2%, unchanged from 5.2% in June 2018 and down from 6.4% in July 2017.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in July 2018was 64,000, down from 65,100 in June 2018. In July 2018the seasonally adjusted number of females unemployed was 56,500, an increase of 900 when compared to June 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years (youth unemployment rate) was 11.7% in July 2018, an increase from 11.5% in June 2018.