Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Department of An Taoiseach
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of unemployment (ILO) in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from Q3 2017. The most recent LFS figures available are for Q3 2018.
Due to methodology and sample size it is not possible to produce reliable county estimates from the LFS.
Estimates of unemployment however, are produced by NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regions.
The table shows the unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15 – 74 years classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and in the State for Q3 2018.
Unemployment (ILO) rates for persons aged 15-74 years classified by State and NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, Q3 2018
|Unemployment rate (%)|
|Northern and Western||5.9|
|Eastern and Midland||5.6|
Source: Labour Force Survey, Central Statistics Office.';
Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.';
Data may be subject to future revision.
Reference period: Q3=Jul -Sep.