On November 30th 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Monthly Unemployment (MU) figures for November 2022. The Monthly Unemployment figures are estimated using trends in the Live Register figures based on the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS). On November 24th the LFS for Quarter 3 2022 was published.
117,800 people were unemployed in November 2022, a drop of 14.5% over the year or 19,900 fewer people. The Monthly Unemployment Rate (MUR) was 4.4%, a decline of 0.8 percentage points. Unemployment decreased for both men and women over the period, by 12,000 and 7,900 respectively. Women accounted for 48% of the unemployed in November 2022, 1.2 percentage points higher than November 2021.
In November 2022, 39,900 people aged 15-24 were unemployed: 2,000 fewer young people than a year ago. Their MUR was 12.1% in November 2022, 0.2 percentage points higher than November 2021. Over the year, unemployment amongst young men decreased by 2,600 to 18,800, and their unemployment rate was 11.1%, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points over the year. Unemployment amongst young women rose by 500 to 21,100, and their unemployment rate was 13.2%, an increase of 1.5 percentage points. In November 2022, women accounted for 53% of those unemployed in this age category, in comparison to 49% in November, 2021.
The monthly unemployment figures for people aged 25-74 dropped by 18.7% over the year to 77,900 people, and their MUR decreased by 0.9 percentage points to 3.3%. Unemployment decreased for men in this age category by 18.4% to 42,200, and their MUR was 3.4%. Unemployment also declined for women, by 19% to 35,600 women and their Monthly Unemployment Rate (MUR) fell by 0.9 percentage point to 3.3%. Women accounted for 46% of those unemployed in this age category in both November, 2022 and 2021.