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Date Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Main Results 
Quarter 2 2016
Annual Change
Employed
 2,014,900
 +56,200
Unemployed
   187,900
   -23,400
In labour force
 2,202,700
 +32,800
Not in labour force
 1,434,900
     -2,200

 

Number of Persons in Employment  

  • There was an annual increase in employment of 2.9% or 56,200 in the year to the second quarter of 2016, bringing total employment to 2,014,900.  
  • On a seasonally adjusted basis, employment increased by 20,000 (+1.0%) over the previous quarter. This follows on from a seasonally adjusted increase in employment of 16,100 (+0.8%) in Q1 2016.


Number of Persons Unemployed 

  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged over the quarter at 8.4%. 
  • Unemployment decreased by 23,400 (-11.1%) in the year to Q2 2016 bringing the total number of persons unemployed to 187,800. 
  • The long-term unemployment rate decreased from 5.5% to 4.4% over the year to Q2 2016. Long-term unemployment accounted for 51.1% of total unemployment in Q2 2016 compared with 56.1% a year earlier and 57.6% in the second quarter of 2014.


Labour Force  

  • The total number of persons in the labour force in the second quarter of 2016 was 2,202,700 representing an increase of 32,800 (+1.5%) over the year. The number of persons not in the labour force in Q2 2016 was 1,434,900, a decrease of 2,200 (-0.2%) over the year.

                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                               – ENDS –

For further information, contact:

Jim Dalton (+353) 21 453 5093

Martina O'Callaghan (+353) 21 453 5491

or email labour@cso.ie