Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (100)

Noel Grealish


100. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Taoiseach the rate of unemployment in percentage terms in each of the years 2008, 2017 and 2018. [49513/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly statistics on employment and unemployment and is the official source of labour market estimates in the State. The primary classification used for the LFS results is the ILO (International Labour Organisation) labour force classification.

The unemployment (ILO) rate is the number of unemployed persons aged 15-74 years expressed as a percentage of the total labour force aged 15 to 74 years.

Table 1 shows the annual average unemployment (ILO) rate of persons aged 15 – 74 years in Ireland for the years 2008, 2017 and 2018.





Unemployment Rate




Table 1 Unemployment (ILO) rate for persons aged 15-74 years in 2008, 2017 and 2018 (Annual Average)

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period:January-December

Note: The Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period.