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Table 1 Irish labour force statistics: 2004 to 2014

From: Changes in labour market transitions in Ireland over the Great Recession: what role for policy?

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q2) (Q1)
Unemployment rate % 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.8 5.7 12.2 13.9 14.6 15.0 13.9 12.0
Participation rate % 60.5 62.1 63.2 64.1 63.7 62.5 61.1 60.5 60.1 60.5 59.7
Employment rate % (persons aged 15–64) 65.9 67.5 68.5 69.1 67.9 62.2 60.0 59.2 58.8 60.2 60.8
  1. Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office.