Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in March of 2021, the same as in each of the previous three months and remaining the lowest since June 2020. The number of unemployed people fell by 2,100 from a month earlier to 137.1 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, edged down to 24.2 percent from 24.8 percent in February. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, stood at 14.9 percent. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.51 percent from 1983 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.90 percent in November of 2000. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 6.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Ireland to stand at 7.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.60 percent in 2022 and 5.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 5.80 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-06 11:00 AM Dec 7.2% 7.3% 7.7%
2021-02-03 11:00 AM Jan 5.8% 5.8% 7.4%
2021-03-03 11:00 AM Feb 5.8% 5.8% 5.9%
2021-03-31 10:00 AM Mar 5.8% 5.8% 6%
2021-05-07 10:00 AM Apr 5.8%
2021-06-03 10:00 AM May
2021-06-30 10:00 AM Jun
2021-08-05 10:00 AM Jul


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Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.8% in March
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in March of 2021, the same as in each of the previous three months and remaining the lowest since June 2020. The number of unemployed people fell by 2,100 from a month earlier to 137.1 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, edged down to 24.2 percent from 24.8 percent in February. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, stood at 14.9 percent.
2021-03-31
Ireland Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.8% in February
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in February of 2021, the same as in the previous month and it remained the lowest jobless rate since last June. The number of unemployed people fell by 1,000 from a month earlier to 140.8 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, edged down to 24.8 percent, from 25.1 percent in January. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, decreased to 15.1 percent from 15.6 percent in January, which was the lowest since May.
2021-03-03
Ireland Jobless Rate Unchanged at 7-Month Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in January of 2021, the same as in the previous month and it remained the lowest jobless rate since last June. The number of unemployed people fell by 1,300 from a month earlier to 142.2 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, was 25 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, went up to 15.7 percent from 15.5 percent in December, which was the lowest since May.
2021-02-03
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7.2% in December
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.2 percent in December of 2020 from a downwardly revised 7.3 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed people fell by 3,900 from a month earlier to 179.4 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, was 20.4 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, dropped to 19.4 percent from 20.4 percent in November, which was the highest since April of 2015.
2021-01-06

Ireland Unemployment Rate
In Ireland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.