June 2019 Unemployment figures

2 Jul 2019

On July 2nd, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Monthly Unemployment figures for June 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 June, 2019, 109,700 people were unemployed, a decline of 30,500 on the same month in 2018. The overall Monthly Unemployment Rate (MUR) was 4.5%, down 1.4% on June 2018. Women account for 44% of those who are unemployed and men for 56%. In June 2019, the female MUR was 4.3% and the male rate 4.7%. A year ago the male rate was 6% and the female rate was 5.7%.  

Looking at these figures from an age perspective there were 80,100 unemployed people aged between 25 and 74 years, and their MUR was 3.7%. A year ago these figures stood at 99,600 and 4.7% respectively. Men account for 55% of this age group and women 45%. The male MUR was 3.8%, down 1% on June 2018. The female MUR was 3.6%, down 1.1% over the year.  

For the younger age group, people aged 15-24 years of age, there were 29,600 young people unemployed and their MUR was 10.1%. In June 2018, 10,900 more young people were unemployed and their MUR was 14.3%. Looking at the gender breakdown, 42% of this group were women, and 5,200 fewer young women were unemployed than a year ago. The MUR for young women went down by 4.4% to 8.6%.  Men accounted for 58% of this age group in June 2019. Over the year the number of young men unemployed decreased by 5,800, and their Monthly Unemployment Rate (MUR) went down by 3.9% to 11.6%.