Tag: Central Statistics Office

Ireland’s economy grows in Q1

Ireland’s economy grows in Q1

Figures today have revealed Ireland’s economy returned to growth in the January to March period, following a 1.4% contraction in the final quarter of last year. According to the Central Statistics Office, the economy grew by 1.3%, partly attributed to net exports, which grew 20% on an annual basis. However, consumer demand continues to be [...]

June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Ireland’s economy contracts in Q4

Ireland’s economy contracts in Q4

Figures today have revealed Ireland’s economy contracted by 1.6% in the October to December period, following a 0.6% growth rate in the previous quarter, according to the Central Statistics Office. The latest figures are a further blow to the former “Celtic Tiger” economy which suffered a prolonged recession and was one of the last euro [...]

March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Ireland’s unemployment rate dips in September

Ireland’s unemployment rate dips in September

The Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today revealed the jobless rate dipped to 13.7% in September, down from 13.8% in August. However, the rate remains a concern and compares with a rate of 10% for the euro zone and 7.8% for the UK. In the meantime, the CSO said there was a fall in [...]

September 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Ireland sees surge in unemployment

Ireland sees surge in unemployment

Ireland, which was the first country in the euro zone to enter recession, has experienced a sharp rise in unemployment. New figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed that the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance surged by 87.5% in the 12 months to March. According to the CSO, the number of people [...]

April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Irish January jobless claims reach record high

Irish January jobless claims reach record high

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed that the number claiming unemployment benefit in Ireland reached the highest monthly level on record in January. The CSO said 326,100 people made unemployment claims in January, up from 293,100 in December. Meanwhile, the CSO said the unemployment rate increased to 9.2% in January compared with [...]

February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ireland is first country in Euro zone to enter recession

Ireland is first country in Euro zone to enter recession

According to the Central Statistics Office, Ireland has become the first country in the Euro zone to fall into recession, after the economy contracted for a second consecutive quarter. A country is considered to be in recession when it experiences two consecutive quarters of declining economic output. The official figures revealed gross domestic product (GDP) [...]

September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More