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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Monthly Unemployment

January 2019

 Seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)
January 2018140,700 6.0
December 2018127,900 5.3
January 2019127,300 5.3
   Percentage Points
Change in month- 600  0.0
Change in year- 13,400 - 0.7

Monthly unemployment rate of 5.3% January 2019

Figure 1 Monthly Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted
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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2019 was 5.3%, unchanged from December 2018 and down from 6.0% in January 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 127,300 in January 2019, down from 127,900 when compared to the December 2018 figure and a decrease of 13,400 when compared to January 2018.

Summary points for January

  • In January 2019 the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2% for males, down 0.1% from December 2018, and down from 6.1% in January 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for females in January 2019 was 5.4%, unchanged from December 2018 and down from 5.8% in January 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in January 2019 was 67,600, down from 68,600 in December 2018. In January 2019 the seasonally adjusted number of females unemployed was 59,700, an increase of 300 when compared to December 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years (youth unemployment rate) was 12.4% in January 2019, an increase from 12.2% in December 2018.

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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