Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in September of 2021 from an upwardly revised 6.5 percent in the previous month, the lowest since Dec 2020. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 10 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed. This alternative measure is down from 12.4 percent in August 2021 and down from 15.9 percent in September 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 15-24 years, increased to 17.4 percent from an upwardly revised 17 percent in August. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.46 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 October 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 October of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 6.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.20 percent in 2022 and 5.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-01 10:00 AM Aug 6.4% 6.5% 6.5%
2021-10-06 10:00 AM Sep 6.4% 6.5% 6.4%
2021-11-03 11:00 AM Oct 6.4%


News Stream
Irish Jobless Rate Falls Further to 9-Month Low
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in September of 2021 from an upwardly revised 6.5 percent in the previous month, the lowest since Dec 2020. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 10 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed. This alternative measure is down from 12.4 percent in August 2021 and down from 15.9 percent in September 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 15-24 years, increased to 17.4 percent from an upwardly revised 17 percent in August.
2021-10-06
Irish Jobless Rate Drops Further to 8-Month Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in August of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month, the lowest since December. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 12.4 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed. This alternative measure is down from 13.5 percent in July 2021 and down from 17.1 percent in August 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 16.9 percent from 17.2 percent in July.
2021-09-01
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Month Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went down to 6.5 percent in July of 2021 from a downwardly revised 6.7 percent in the previous month, the lowest since December last year. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 13.5 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed, the lowest level since the pandemic began. This alternative measure is down from the revised rate of 16.2 percent in June 2021 and down from 19.1 percent in July 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 17.3 percent from 18.4 in June.
2021-08-09

Ireland Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 6.40 percent Sep/21 6.50 17.30 3.90
Unemployed Persons 184.10 Thousand Jun/21 170.50 356.20 68.80
Employed Persons 2352.50 Thousand Jun/21 2250.50 2367.50 1567.60
Unemployment Change -16863.00 Persons Sep/21 -4452.00 36254.00 -32270.00
Full Time Employment 1875.20 Thousand Jun/21 1805.30 1877.10 1297.70
Part Time Employment 477.90 Thousand Jun/21 433.60 491.70 268.70
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.10 percent Jun/21 60.40 66.70 56.90
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.40 percent Sep/21 17.00 32.00 6.20
Wages in Manufacturing 929.77 EUR/Week Jun/21 976.81 976.81 37.03
Initial Jobless Claims 31919.00 Persons Sep/21 40329.00 196988.00 20203.00
Employment Rate 68.60 percent Jun/21 65.60 72.50 59.30
Average Weekly Hours 32.50 Jun/21 32.30 33.10 30.90
Average Hourly Earnings 26.14 EUR Jun/21 26.89 26.89 20.52
Wages 849.69 EUR/Week Jun/21 867.52 867.52 676.58
Wage Growth 3.90 percent Jun/21 7.60 7.70 -2.90


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.