Unemployment Figures for July 2019

30 Jul 2019

On July 30th, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Monthly Unemployment figures for July 2019. The monthly unemployment figures are based on the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) and changes in the Live Register since that LFS was released. On May 21st the Central Statistics Office published the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Quarter 1, 2019. 

In July, 2019, 111,400 people were unemployed, a decline of 25,900 on the same month in 2018. The overall Monthly Unemployment Rate (MUR) was 4.6%, down 1.2% on July 2018. Women account for 44% of those who are unemployed and men for 56%. In July 2019, the female MUR was 4.3% and the male rate 4.7%. A year ago the male rate was 5.8% and the female rate was 5.7%.  

Looking at these figures from an age perspective there were 80,700 unemployed people aged between 25 and 74 years, and their MUR was 3.7%. A year ago these figures stood at 97,400 and 4.6% respectively. Men account for 55% of this age group and women 45%. The male MUR was 3.9%, down 0.7% on July 2018. The female MUR was 3.7%, down 1% over the year.  

For the younger age group, people aged 15-24 years of age, there were 30,700 young people unemployed and their MUR was 10.3%. In July 2018, 9,200 more young people were unemployed and their MUR was 13.8%. Looking at the gender breakdown, 43% of this group were women, and 4,100 fewer young women were unemployed than a year ago. The MUR for young women went down by 3.6% to 9%.  Men accounted for 57% of this age group in July 2019. Over the year the number of young men unemployed decreased by 5,100, and their Monthly Unemployment Rate (MUR) went down by 3.5% to 11.5%.